Man Utd and Tottenham WILL have home advantage for Europa League ties as Uefa give them green light to host second-legs

TOTTENHAM and Manchester United have got the green light from Uefa to play next week’s Europa League last-32 second legs on home soil.

But Tottenham’s Austrian opponent Wolfsberger will have to make an indirect flight both ways to avoid quarantining when they return home.

Jose Mourinho’s men will play the first leg in Budapest on Thursday after quarantine-free travel into Austria from the UK was banned.

Similar restrictions mean United’s first leg against Real Sociedad will be played in Turin rather than in the Basque country.

But unlike Mikel Arteta's Arsenal side, Spurs and United will be able to host next week’s matches.

The Gunners will play both legs against Portuguese giants Benfica on neutral soil – in Rome and then Piraeus.

Spurs' opponents Wolfsberger, though, will have to travel to London via Slovenia, to get round Austrian restrictions.

And while there are quarantine rules for travel between the UK and Spain, because Sociedad will have spent less than 48 hours in Manchester, they are not bound by the requirements so can play at Old Trafford.

It remains unclear whether Liverpool will be allowed to host their second leg against Leipzig at Anfield.


But at this stage it does seem likely that Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to find a venue on continental Europe as a result of local Covid restrictions in Saxony.

They do not apply to Monchengladbach, based in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, who are set to be able to travel to the Etihad.

And the Spanish regulations should also ensure Atletico Madrid, who have given up home advantage and will meet Chelsea in Bucharest next week, also fly to London for the second leg in March.

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