Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid next Wednesday will now be played at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium as planned, after Uefa postponed the Spanish clubs stadium ban.
UEFA came under heavy criticism from Liverpool fans, the club, Atletico officials and Spanish government after implementing the ban just 8 days prior to the scheduled match, then insisting it must be played 200 miles away from Madrid.
But now the decision has been overturned after Atletico’s appeal was succesful, with UEFA claming the welfare of Liverpool fans as their number one priority.
Rick Parry said “We’re delighted at the decision because it means our fans can travel to the game as previously planned without additional expense or inconvenience.
“Liverpool are grateful for the help the FA have provided and pleased Uefa have listened to and acted on the arguments we put forward this week.”