UEFA has determined that Tottenham’s Europa League final 16 ties in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb should be switched round and that would possibly present a slight enhance forward of the north London derby.
Following the decision, each legs of the tie will nonetheless be hosted at every membership’s dwelling stadium however the first leg will now be happening at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday March 11 (kick-off 8pm).
The return leg for Spurs will happen at Stadium Maksimir in Zagreb on Thursday March 18 (kick off 5.55pm UK time).
With Arsenal additionally set to play in opposition to Olympiacos on March 18 on the identical time, UEFA switched the video games to keep away from two groups from the identical metropolis enjoying at dwelling on the identical night in accordance with Article 21 of the UEFA Europa League rules for the 2020/21 season, and the rules accepted by the Club Competitions Committee.
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As home cup winners, Arsenal have been allowed their fixtures to stay as drawn, which means that they’ll play at dwelling within the second leg of their UEFA Europa League tie with Olympiacos.
While Tottenham must see out the tie away from dwelling it does give them one slight profit within the Premier League.
Now Jose Mourinho’s males is not going to should fly again from Croatia on the Thursday night time forward of the north London derby in opposition to Arsenal a few days later on March 14.
Mikel Arteta’s males can be flying again from Greece that Thursday night time beforehand after their first leg exertions.