Leipzig has officially requested the authorities in his country to allow the English team Liverpool to enter the country, to play the match that brings the two teams together on February 16 in the first leg of the Champions League final.
Spokesman Til Muller said today, Tuesday, that the club submitted a formal request yesterday to the Federal Police, awaiting a response to his request.
Last Saturday, Germany closed air traffic for passengers coming from regions carrying different strains of the emerging corona virus – including Britain – unless they are German citizens or foreigners residing in the country, and these measures will continue until February 17th.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Interior said yesterday, Monday, that there will be no exception for football clubs from these rules and procedures.
According to the rules of the European Champions League in light of the spread of the new Corona virus, Leipzig must notify the European Union (UEFA) on February 8th if the match will be held in its stadium as planned on the 16th of the same month.
If this does not happen, the Leipzig team will have to propose a neutral stadium to hold the match, and it may be possible to hold the match in Liverpool, provided that Leipzig will host the return match on March 10, and if the German team does not find a solution, it will be considered a loser.