Chelsea’s quarter finals tie against Porto to be played out in a neutral venue

Chelsea's quarter final match against FC Porto will be played out at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville. UEFA has confirmed the news on their official website.

Sevilla stadium
Sevilla stadium

Chelsea’s quarterfinals match against Portuguese side FC Porto will be played out in Spain confirmed UEFA. This is being done to reduce the effects and risks from corona virus as the world still continues to struggle.

The London blues defeated Atletico Madrid in the round of sixteen 3-0 in aggregate to progress through to the next rounds.

Chelsea vs FC Porto match to be played at Sevilla’s home stadium

UEFA has confirmed that both matches of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final with Porto will be played in Spain.

Chelsea were supposed travel to Estadio Do Dragao for the first leg of the last-eight clash on April 7. Moreover the would play the Portuguese club at Stamford Bridge six days later.

However, European football’s main governing body has said that both fixtures will take place at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Spain. This is a precautionary step amid the continued threat of coronavirus.

“UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first and second leg matches involving FC Porto and Chelsea FC, will now both be played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville. 

“The dates of the matches (7 April and 13 April 2021) and the kick-off times (21:00CET) will remain the same.

“UEFA would like to thank FC Porto and Chelsea FC for their support and close cooperation, as well as the Portuguese Football Federation, The Football Association, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and Sevilla FC for their assistance and agreeing to stage the matches.”

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