UEFA have announced that all matches in UEFA club competitions due to take place next week have been postponed.
Tuesday’s Champions League games between Manchester City and Real Madrid and Juventus and Lyon had already been postponed, but now Wednesday’s ties between Barcelona and Napoli and Bayern Munich and Chelsea have also been scrapped.
Thursday’s Europa League ties will also not go ahead, including the second legs of matches including Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers.
“In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed,” read a statement on UEFA’s website.
This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League round-of-16 second leg matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.
Further decisions on when these matches will take place are to be communicated in due course.
As a consequence of the postponements, the Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been postponed.
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