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Liverpool lodges a complaint with UEFA regarding Real Madrid’s conduct ahead of their last-16 Champions League match

Liverpool lodges a complaint with UEFA regarding Real Madrid’s conduct ahead of their last-16 Champions League match

Liverpool has complained to both UEFA and Real Madrid about the distribution of tickets for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 match at the Bernabeu.

The Athletic reports that the La Liga powers have only reserved 1,800 tickets for Reds fans to access the Bernabeu, which is significantly less than what Premier League fans are entitled to.

It is believed that the defending European champions made the decision due to the ongoing renovation of their stadium. However, even with a decreased capacity of approximately 60,000, UEFA regulations say that an away club is entitled to at least five percent of the seats, or approximately 3,000 in this situation.

Anfield officials said the number is “considerably smaller than expected for the March 15 clash, and the process was initiated after unions affiliated with the club requested them to voice their concerns.

The match is a rematch of last year’s final, which Real Madrid beat 1-0 in Paris to win their fourteenth European championship. Liverpool will seek some form of retribution when these teams meet again in 2019 for a matchup that has historically been unfavorable to them.

This is only one of the numerous stories that will emerge before the clubs meet in February, as this heavyweight European match always generates significant media attention.

Liverpool lodges a complaint with UEFA regarding Real Madrid’s conduct ahead of their last-16 Champions League match

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