Premier League clubs can fulfil their European fixtures as long as they are not travelling to places on the UK’s red list.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove led Government talks aimed at continuing the elite sport exemption amid another clampdown on travel outside the UK.
Thursday’s discussions were said to be positive, raising hope that Champions League and Europa League games can go ahead next month.
Premier League clubs will be able to fulfil their European fixtures as they are not travelling to places on the UK’s red list
Chelsea’s visit to Atletico Madrid, Liverpool’s trip to Leipzig and Manchester City’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach are all set to go ahead as planned.
Likewise, Manchester United’s trip to Real Sociedad, Leicester’s visit to Slavia Prague and Tottenham’s match at Wolfsburg in the Europa League should be unaffected — though the situation could be subject to change.
Arsenal’s trip to Benfica will be affected because Portugal is on the UK’s no-go list. The Gunners are in talks with UEFA over the game being played at a neutral venue.
Liverpool’s trip to Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League will go ahead as planned
Arsenal’s fixture with Benfica may be a neutral venue due to Portugal being on UK’s no-go list