London is a city of traffic jams. This jam has forced two Champions League games to start late in London on two consecutive days. After the Borussia Dortmund-Chelsea matches last Tuesday night, the AC Milan-Tottenham match on Wednesday night also started late.
Yesterday, AC Milan and Tottenham met in the second round of the last sixteen of the Champions League at the Tottenham Stadium in London. Yesterday’s match ended in a goalless draw after AC Milan won the first leg 1-0 in Milan. AC Milan confirmed the quarter-finals on goal difference.
But before this match, both teams got stuck in London’s infamous traffic jams. As a result, both teams were late in reaching the field.
AC Milan appealed to UEFA to delay the start of the match. The host Tottenham also made the same request. Since both teams were late to the field, UEFA had no problem deciding to delay the start of the match.
AC Milan was in a hotel in East London’s Shoreditch area. Tottenham Stadium is located on the High Road in North London. The Milan team bus arrived at the ground an hour before kick-off through heavy traffic. Tottenham also reached the field two-one minutes before Milan. Which was 30 minutes after the scheduled time.
The match also started late on Tuesday night as Borussia Dortmund arrived at Chelsea’s ground at Stamford Bridge half an hour after the scheduled time due to traffic jams.