Liverpool to play its UCL second leg match against Leipzig at Budapest

Liverpool won the first leg 2-0, which was Leipzig's home fixture and that game was played in the empty stadium in Budapest on February 16.

Liverpool will carry a 2-0 advantage into the second leg- AP

Liverpool and Leipzig will be going to Budapest for a second time in the Champions League round of 16 next week.

UEFA confirmed on Thursday that Liverpool’s home second-leg game will also be at Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital next Wednesday.

The Puskas Arena has become UEFA’s main neutral venue during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also hosted Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Manchester City in the Champions League, and Wolfsberger vs. Tottenham in the Europa League last month.

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It will stage Molde vs. Granada in the Europa League on March 18.

Leipzig’s home game in the first leg was also played in the empty stadium in Budapest on Feb. 16 because of travel restrictions between England and Germany. Liverpool won 2-0.