Lagos – Owing to the rampage of Coronavirus and the restrictions placed in Spain , Atletico Madrid’s home match against
Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 has now been moved from Spain to Bucharest.
This was sourced from news in Chelsea’s website which stated that the date of the match, February 23, and
the kick-off time (2000 GMT) would remain the same.
The second leg is scheduled to take place at Stamford Bridge in London on March 17.
It is very likely that owing to the presence of new strains, found particularly in the United Kingdom, the host country may have been wary of allowing the English side into the country for the first leg.