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First leg of Tottenham’s Europa League tie against Wolfsberger moved to Budapest

Multiple European matches have changed venues to comply with COVID-19 travel restrictions

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The first leg of Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League round of 32 tie against Wolfsberger will be played at Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary instead of Wolfsberg, Austria to comply with COVID-19 travel restrictions. The match remains scheduled for February 18, at 5:55 p.m. GMT.

UEFA confirmed the venue change Friday, which was expected considering current travel restrictions in Europe. Austria has a landing ban on flights from the United Kingdom until February 21, and has not made an exception for athletes.

Hungary, however, has made the travel exception for sporting and cultural events, and Puskás Aréna is becoming the place to be for rescheduled European ties. Liverpool and Manchester City will play their Champions League ties against RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach, respectively, in Budapest as Germany will not allow them entry.

The second leg is currently still scheduled for play at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on February 25.