Last modified on Fri 5 Feb 2021 04.56 EST. The coronavirus pandemic … Germany is blocking most arrivals of non-residents from the UK to restrict the spread of new variants of the virus. Liverpool have been denied entry to Germany ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash with RB Leipzig on Feb. 16. If the travel restrictions are extended beyond the current expiry date of 17 February, Manchester City’s first-leg trip to play Borussia Mönchengladbach on the 24th may also be affected. Liverpool’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig has been thrown into chaos with the Premier League champions banned from entering Germany due to coronavirus restrictions. The German interior ministry said on Thursday that an application by RB Leipzig for special permission for Liverpool to enter the country was refused by federal police. Liverpool are waiting to learn whether the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie at RB Leipzig will go ahead in Germany or at a neutral venue. In a very difficult, tricky group, they went through and it says pretty much everything about them: outstanding. Find RB Leipzig vs Liverpool result on Yahoo Sports. Liverpool’s Champions League round-of-16 first-leg match at RB Leipzig will not take place in Germany as planned, reports James Pearce. Champions League revamp talks could herald end of group stage. Liverpool’s Champions League clash against RB Leipzig later this month will NOT take place in Germany. The two are set to meet in Germany for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on February 16. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Liverpool will be unable to travel to Germany for their Champions League tie with RB Leipzig, according to German authorities. The German government has banned all arrivals from countries affected by new coronavirus variants until February 17, the day after Liverpool were due in Leipzig, and an application for special permission for them to travel has been denied. If Leipzig fail to propose a suitable venue, UEFA could decide to rule the match 3-0 in Liverpool's favour. London and Budapest have already been mooted as possible locations. Liverpool could play both legs of their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig in England.. The first leg of the last-16 tie had been scheduled to … Liverpool FC Liverpool's Champions League rivals RB Leipzig dealt blow by Jurgen Klopp's struggling former club RB Leipzig suffered a shock defeat on … This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches. The German government have made the decision to ban flights from the UK to stop the spread of Covid … As it stands Liverpool are due to face Leipzig in the second leg at Anfield on 10 March, with that match unaffected by travel bans. [ MORE: Arsenal fail … Leipzig host Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 16 February at 21:00 CET. The Bundesliga club are set to host English champions Liverpool in a Champions League last-16 … The Reds were paired with the German club during Monday’s draw at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland, having topped their group during the competition’s opening phase. It will be the first ever meeting between the sides, who are connect by the late Gerard Houllier, who passed away on Monday. "On Monday, we requested an exemption for Liverpool's entry into the country," said Leipzig spokesman Till Mueller. View full match commentary including video highlights, news, team line-ups, player ratings, stats and more. Barcelona beat Paris St-Germain 6-1 to overcome a 4-0 first-leg defeat in 2017. Liverpool and RB Leipzig will meet for the first time in history when they contest a Champions League last-16 tie next year. Where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news for the round of 16 first leg. Klopp has never faced Leipzig – they did not grace the Bundesliga until after his 2015 departure for England – but needs no introduction to a side that ended Manchester United's UEFA Champions League hopes. Talks are reportedly underway to hold Liverpool's Champions League last 16 first leg tie at RB Leipzig in Budapest although the German club said no decision had yet been made. Liverpool’s Champions League first leg clash in the round-of-16 against RB Leipzig will not be allowed to take place in Germany, officals from Angela Merkel’s government have confirmed. United (2 mins), Watch all Salah's Liverpool Champions League goals, Rush reaction to Liverpool's Leipzig clash. Liverpool barred from Germany for Leipzig Champions League match AFP February 4, 2021 AFP No Comments Berlin (AFP) – Liverpool have been barred from entering Germany for a Champions League match against RB Leipzig on February 16 because of strict entry rules imposed because of the pandemic, the German interior ministry said Thursday. The sides were paired together in Monday’s draw for the competition’s opening knockout round and will clash in Germany on February 16 and back at Anfield on March 10. A meeting of 2019 winners and 2020 semi-finalists that pits together Jürgen Klopp and the 33-year-old who has long been earmarked as 'the new Jürgen Klopp', Julian Nagelsmann. Liverpool will look to learn lessons from Manchester United’s defeat against RB Leipzig last week after landing the Germans in the last 16 of the Champions League… In the Europa League, Arsenal’s home and away games against Benfica may be affected by UK restrictions on travel to and from Portugal. The first leg of the last-16 … UEFA have switched Liverpool’s Champions League visit to Leipzig to a neutral venue, the UK Mirror reports. Leipzig played in the semi-final last year and this year look good again. Liverpool's Champions League round-of-16 first-leg tie with Leipzig will not be held in Germany, government officials have confirmed. ", LeipzigIn: Dominik SzoboszlaiOut: Dennis Borkowski, Eric Martel, Tim Schreiber, Philipp Tschauner, LiverpoolIn: Ben Davies, Ozan Kabak, Nathaniel PhillipsOut: Harvey Elliott, Joël Matip, Takumi Minamino, For the best possible experience, we recommend using, Leipzig-Liverpool | Leipzig vs Liverpool Champions League preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp speaks with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, Highlights: Leipzig 3-2 Man. Liverpool will play RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League. Germany will not allow Liverpool into the country to play a Champions League game at Leipzig on Feb. 16 because of border restrictions imposed over new variants of … The onus falls on Leipzig to find a new venue for the first leg or run the risk of Liverpool being handed a 3-0 win. Leipzig host Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 16 February at 21:00 CET. Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here. Liverpool have drawn German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16 following today's draw. The two legs of the Champions League round of 16 must be completed by April 2. A … The stance provides a headache for both clubs and Uefa, with the game now likely to be played at a neutral venue. This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches. However, Uefa remains open to the possibility of delaying matches affected by travel bans. Covid rules mean first leg set to be played at neutral venue, London and Budapest mooted as possible locations for tie. Liverpool will face RB Leipzig in the last-16 of the Champions League this season, with their trip to Germany coming on Tuesday, February 16, and the return leg at Anfield on Wednesday, March 10. RB Leipzig will not be able to host Liverpool in the Champions League later this month after authorities ruled the English club cannot enter Germany because … On Tuesday it set 2 April as the latest possible date to finish last-16 games in time for the quarter-finals. LIVERPOOL'S Champions League clash with RB Leipzig is likely to be moved to a neutral venue, according to reports. Liverpool and RB Leipzig may need to find an alternative solution to their Champions League first leg after the German government banned all flights from the UK until February 17.. Leipzig-Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2020/21 . Liverpool have been barred from playing their Champions League match in Leipzig because of Covid-19 restrictions.. Liverpool will not be able to travel to Germany for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig on 16 February. “The Corona Protection Order agreed by the federal government last Friday envisions only a few exceptions and no special arrangement for professional athletes,” the ministry said in an emailed statement. It is understood the idea of switching the ties – playing the first leg at Anfield – is not being considered. 2020/21, Round of 16, 1st leg RB Arena - Leipzig. Liverpool may be forced to play the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig in a different country. Both clubs would have been affected by such a change as Leipzig’s players and staff would be forced into quarantine upon their return to Germany from the UK. Leipzig had been scheduled to host Liverpool … The first leg of the last-16 tie had been scheduled to take place on 16 February but the German government has banned entry on all arrivals from countries affected by coronavirus variants until 17 February. Premier League champions Liverpool topped Group C with 13 points, while Leipzig qualified for the knockout phase with a crucial 3-2 win over … Liverpool will face RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League. Liverpool will not be allowed to play their Champions League round of 16 tie against RB Leipzig in Germany after being denied entry to the country. Liverpool have been barred from playing their Champions League match in Leipzig because of Covid-19 restrictions. Form: WWLWDLLatest: Leipzig 4-0 Bochum, 03/02Where they stand: 2nd in Bundesliga, Form: LWWLLDLatest: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton, 03/03Where they stand: 4th in Premier League, Leipzig: Gulácsi; Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Kampl, Sabitzer, Angeliño; Haidara, Olmo; Forsberg, Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Thiago Alcántara; Mané, Salah, Firmino, Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager: "[The draw is] pretty much as tough as it gets. TALKS ARE REPORTEDLY underway to hold Liverpool’s Champions League last 16 first leg tie at RB Leipzig in Budapest, although the German club said no decision had yet been made. “The federal police has told the RB Leipzig club today that the circumstances of the given case do not meet the requirements for an exemption.”. BERLIN: RB Leipzig said Tuesday that they have asked the German authorities to grant Champions League opponents Liverpool an exemption to strict new German coronavirus entry rules. RB Leipzig said Tuesday that they have asked the German authorities to grant Champions League opponents Liverpool an exemption to strict new German coronavirus entry rules.