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Travel restrictions easing in Spain allows for return of European football

After Spain's announcement that it would be lifting the travel restrictions between itself and Britain, European football matches will be allowed to continue in the country.

Travel restrictions easing in Spain allows for return of European football

Liverpool are set to play Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals on April 6 and it remained unclear whether another host country would have to be selected for the fixture, however, it appears that the game will be allowed to go ahead in Spain.


Restrictions between Spain and Britain were originally imposed in December 2020 following concerns of a new, more virulent variant of COVID-19.


However, the Spanish government confirmed on Tuesday that those measures will be eased on March 30.


The travel ban between Spain and Britain had already impacted previous games, including forcing Atletico Madrid to play the 'home leg' of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea in Bucharest.

In the Europa League, Real Sociedad had to face Manchester United in their Europa League last-32 first leg in the Italian city of Turin rather than at their home in San Sebastian.


The announcement means that Manchester United will be able to travel to face Granada in their Europa League quarter-final first leg at the Spanish club's Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium on April 8.




Author: Jake Wilkin