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Liverpool 'REFUSE to refund Atletico Madrid fans who stayed home for the clubs' Champions League clash for fear of spreading coronavirus'... with Spanish club having to pay them back instead!

Atletico Madrid have refunded 290 fans who decided against travelling to watch them play Liverpool due to coronavirus fears – after the hosts refused to hand back any money, according to reports.

The visitors went on to win the game on March 11 and advance to the quarter-final stage of the Champions League – but there were concerns pre-match that it should not have been held.

Madrid was already in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis yet neither UEFA nor the government in the UK moved to have the game played behind closed doors.