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Real Sociedad-Man United UEL tie to be staged in Turin

The San Sebastian based side's home clash with Manchester United will take place in the Allianz Stadium (Turin) due to travel restrictions in place in Spain.

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TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 26: A general view prior to the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on November 26, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio Puglia - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
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Everything points to Real Sociedad's Europa League first leg tie against Manchester United being staged in the Italian city of Turin after it was confirmed by the club that ongoing restrictions on visitors and travel from the UK to Spain will ensure the game cannot be played in San Sebastian.

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 07: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates with team mates Mikel Oyarzabal, Mikel Merino and Adnan Januzaj of Real Sociedad after scoring their side's third goal during the La Liga Santander match between Real Sociedad
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SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 07: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates with team mates Mikel Oyarzabal, Mikel Merino and Adnan Januzaj of Real Sociedad after scoring their side's third goal during the La Liga Santander match between Real Sociedad Juan Manuel Serrano ArceGetty Images

The club have agreed the venue with UEFA and are now in talks with the Italian government about using the Allianz Stadium in Turin and confirmed on Monday that the Reale Arena would not be the venue for the UEFA Europa League  clash against Manchester United scheduled for 18 February.

The Basque outfit stated: “Despite attempts to stage the game at the Reale Arena, the current restriction on flights arriving to Spain from the United Kingdom, which is in place currently through to 16 February and the possibility of those restrictions being extended forced the club to look for an alternative venue for the game".

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