Real Madrid ‘are hopeful they can host Liverpool Champions League showdown in Spain’, with government’s UK travel ban coming to an end a week before quarter-final first leg tie
Real Madrid are hopeful they can host Liverpool in the Spanish capital for their Champions League quarter final next month.
The Spanish government’s travel ban on UK arrivals is due to expire on 30 March – just seven days before the first leg of tie set to be staged on 6 April.
As a result, Real will look to play the fixture at their Alfredo Di Stefano stadium – traditionally the home of the club’s Castilla side – as the Santiago Bernabeu will still be under construction.
Real Madrid are hopeful they can host Liverpool in the Spanish capital next month
Real will look to play the Champions League game at their Alfredo Di Stefano stadium (above)
The Champions League quarter and semi-final draws produced some mouth-watering ties on Friday (graphic courtesy of sofascore.com)
The Spanish government’s travel ban had previously seen Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad play their ‘home’ matches against Chelsea and Manchester United outside the country.
However, Real Madrid will be looking to make the most of the home advantage next month as they take on Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Whereas Liverpool will be hoping to maintain their fine European form against Zinedine Zidane’s men, while also carrying out a spot of revenge.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost the final in 2018 when Gareth Bale scored twice late on to secure the trophy for the Spaniards. The match also went down in infamy for Sergio Ramos’s challenge that ended Mohamed Salah’s participation in the showpiece.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost the final in 2018 when Real Madrid score two late goal to win