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Liverpool's local mayor Steve Rotheram is asking to investigate the retaliation of the Champions League's eight-final match between Liverpool football players and Atletica Madrid. According to him, the meeting contributed to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the city.
"In Spain, there was a ban on gatherings, which did not prevent more than three thousand fans of Atlética Madrid from traveling and spreading the COVID-19 infection," the mayor complained when he found that the authorities had seen a sharp rise in the disease after the match. "It is necessary to investigate whether the match, which was attended by several thousand football fans, was not the reason for the increased mail infected in the city. If the statement proves true, it is up to the government to take responsibility for allowing it. The borders should have been closed a long time ago, "he added.The eight-final match was played in Liverpool on March 11, where the home team lost 2: 3 after a 120-minute fight. For the reigning champions, the loss meant the elimination from the Champions League. UEFA, organized by the European Football Association for the best clubs in the European leagues, is suspended due to a coronavirus pandemic and it is not clear when the next matches will take place.