* * Venue for RB Leipzig – Liverpool Game unclear
* * Draisaitl receives six assists for Oilers
* Italian federation is investigating Ibrahimovic-Lukaku clash
Venue for RB Leipzig – Liverpool fit together in the air
RB Leipzig were given through February 8th to find one solution for the staging their first and home game Champions League Round of 16 Game against Liverpool. Under state restrictions on people entering Germany from areas affected by new COVID-19 mutations, which include Great Britain would not be Liverpool able to travel to Leipzig for the match. The only exceptions are for to the German citizens or foreigners residing in Germany. These people must present a negative test for the Sars-CoV-2 virus before entering the country. The German Interior Ministry has announced that there will be no exceptions for athletes traveling to sporting events.
“UEFA is in contact with the clubs concerned and the German Football Association (DFB), which in turn is in contact with the federal government, The European Football Association replied to a request from the DPA news agency. “”We are currently unable to provide any further information.“”
Updated under UEFA regulations for the knockout phase, the home team is responsible for ensuring that the The game may be played in a neutral location if government law prevents it in his homeland.
Aside from moving the game to a neutral location, possibly in Austria, another option could be to reverse the home games as the current restrictions only apply until February 17th, one day after the home game in Leipzig. However, it is not clear whether Liverpool would agree, and neither are they guarantee that the current Restrictions are not extended.
RB Leipzig Managing Director Oliver Mintzlaff you planThe risk of the game having to be postponed has been reduced.
“It’s a problem thatcaused us a bit a headPain, but I’m sure we’ll find a solution and then we’ll have the home game in Leipzig, “he said said the German broadcaster Sky Sport after his team’s 1-0 win against Leverkusen on Saturday.
Leon Draisaitl receives 6 assists for Oilers
Germany’s Leon Draisaitl amassed six career assists while teammate Connor McDavid scored one goal and five points to lead hosts Edmonton Oilers to a wild 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. McDavid now has up to 22 points in the season while Draisaitl is at 21, the most of an Oilers player in 11 games since Wayne Gretzky had 26 points in 1987-88. The NHL record for assists in a game is seven, which was set in 1947 by Gretzky (three times) and Billy Taylor.
Draisaitl became the first NHL player to submit six assists in one game since Philadelphia’s Eric Lindros on February 26, 1997, and only the 29th in league history.
Two other Germans also climbed onto the scoreboard; Edmonton’s Dominik Kahun scored the first goal in just eight seconds. With this, Gretzky achieved a franchise record for the fastest goal to start a game. Tim Stützle, No. 3 in the 2020 overall ranking, also scored his second goal of the season for the Senators.
Italian association investigating the Ibrahimovic-Lukaku incident
The Italian Football Association (FIGC) launched an investigation into the verbal clash between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia last week.
Former Manchester United team-mates held back as the players left the field at the end of the first half. Inter Milan’s Lukaku seemed outraged by something AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic said.
The BBC reported that a microphone on the edge of the field had taken Ibrahimovic to Lukaku with the words “Do your voodoo” on it. This was an obvious reference to Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s 2018 comments that the Belgian turned down an offer to stay in Merseyside on the advice of a “voodoo embassy”.
Both players have already been suspended from a game.
Union signs Croatian striker Musa on loan
The Bundesliga club Union Berlin entered the transfer market just a few hours before the winter transfer window closed. The league’s eighth-placed teams announced on Monday that they have loaned Croatian striker Petar Musa from Slavia Prague.
“I am very happy that the move to Union worked and I can hardly wait to play in the Bundesliga,” said the 22-year-old. “The team has had a great season so far. I want to help the boys continue to be successful.”