UEL: Benfica vs. Arsenal at the Stadio Olimpico
UEFA has announced Benfica will play Arsenal at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on February 18.
Earlier today, UEFA released a statement saying Real Sociedad vs. Manchester United will be carried out at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.
Now, the decision has been made for Benfica vs. Arsenal too, and the last 32 match has been moved to the home stadium of Roma and Lazio in Serie A.
“UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between SL Benfica and Arsenal FC will now be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome,” the statement read. “The date of the match (18 February 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same.
“UEFA would like to express its gratitude to SL Benfica and Arsenal FC for their support and close cooperation, as well as the Italian Football Federation and AS Roma for their assistance and agreeing to stage the match.”