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Second Leg with RB Leipzig to Take Place at Puskas Arena

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Oh, we’re still doing this?

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Liverpool FC’s Round of 16 second-leg fixture with RB Leipzig has been confirmed take place at the same venue as the first - Puskas Arena in Hungary.

The first leg, which saw Liverpool emerging as 2-0 victors, was played at the same stadium in Budapest due to coronavirus travel restrictions. Those restrictions are still in place, meaning that Leipzig would have had to quarantine for 10 days if they had made to trip to England/Merseyside.

That would have messed up the Bundelisga and Champions League calendars so our corporate overlords have intervened and shifted the venue back to Hungary.

Liverpool will be hoping for more of the same in Budapest, as both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored for the good guys in red. Jürgen Klopp certainly seemed to have enjoyed his time at the legendary stadium:

Brilliant, really brilliant. It’s a great stadium. Inside it looks a little bit like Atletico Madrid’s stadium, which felt good to us to be honest!

The pitch was great, it’s a proper football stadium, and I’m pretty sure if it’s sold out in the future it will create some proper atmosphere.