Concerns for Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel as Champions League Match vs Porto Moved to New Venue

Concerns for Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel as Champions League Match vs Porto Moved to New Venue

- Chelsea vs Porto Champions League quarter-final matches will be played at a neutral venue

- UEFA has released fresh statement citing the coronavirus guidelines in a bid to protect teams

- The first and second leg matches involving the two teams will be played at Sevilla's Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Spain

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Ahead of the Champions League quarter-final clash between Chelsea and FC Porto, UEFA has confirmed both legs will be played in Seville Spain.

The Blues were due to travel to Estadio Do Dragao in Portugal for the first leg before returning to the Stamford Bridge for the reverse fixture a week later.

As a precautionary measure to curb the continued threat of the pandemic, UEFA has stated that the first leg and second leg matches will be played at the Sevilla's Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Spain.

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UEFA has released a statement confirming the change of venue, which reads via GOAL:

"UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first and second leg matches involving FC Porto and Chelsea FC, will now both be played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville.
"The dates of the matches (7 April and 13 April 2021) and the kick-off times (21:00CET) will remain the same.

The Blues Chelsea progressed to the quarterfinals of this season's Champions League following their 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid.

Concerns for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as Champions League match vs Porto moved to new venue
Chelsea vs Porto to take place in Spain. Photo: Darren Walsh
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A goal each from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson were all they needed in the second-leg of their last-16 encounter at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, March 17.

And manager Thomas Tuchel has suggested that teams are avoiding his side in the quarter-final.

He believes his side are now one of the favourites for the prestigious title this season as he continues his remarkable first season with the Stamford Bridge outfit since his arrival at the club.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Juventus were knocked out of this season’s Champions League in the second round after the Old Lady were edged by Portuguese side FC Porto.

The striker was heavily criticised for jumping in a ‘wall’ which allowed Sergio Oliviera grabbed his second goal for Porto from a 30-yard freekick.

Porto proceeded to the quarter-final of the competition following the away goals' rule after it had ended 4-4 on aggregates.

But footage has shown Ronaldo telling his opponent and former team-mate Pepe to carry on as he boasted Juve will win the encounter.

Source: Legit

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