Why Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vitoria has been rescheduled by UEFA

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Unai Emery’s Arsenal are among the favourites to win the Europa League this season (Picture: Getty)Vitoria’s home ground Estádio D. Afonso Henriques is situated only 15 miles away from the Braga Municipal Stadium and Portugal’s police force forbids multiple teams in the same region from playing home matches on the same evening.AdvertisementAdvertisementWith FC Porto and Braga both higher-ranked in UEFA’s coefficients than Vitoria, it is their games that have been moved.Incidentally, Vitoria’s home match against Belgian side Standard Liege has also been re-arranged for the same reason and will take place on Wednesday 27 November.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are one of the favourites to win the competition after finishing runners-up to London rivals Chelsea last season, losing 4-1 in the final in Baku.As well as Vitoria and Standard Liege, Unai Emery’s side will also face last season’s semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt in the group stage.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Why Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vitoria has been rescheduled by UEFA Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Sep 2019 8:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link267Shares Arsenal’s away match against Vitoria SC in November has been rescheduled (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have announced that their Europa League group stage fixture away to Portuguese side Vitoria has been rescheduled to Wednesday 6 November.Europa League matches are generally played on Thursday at either 17.55 (BST) or 20.00, however, Arsenal’s game in Guimares will take place on a Wednesday at 15.50pm.An Arsenal statement read: ‘As mentioned in previous communications, this match has been switched by Uefa from Thursday to Wednesday due to other matches taking place in close proximity in Portugal.’SC Braga also qualified for this season’s Europa League and their home match against Turkish side Besiktas was also originally scheduled for Thursday 7 November.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img

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