Coronavirus has made UEFA to cancel Champions League and Europa league
matches and fixtures.
European football’s governing body, UEFA are considering how to proceed
in the midst of the health crisis, and suspending all matches seems
a suitable solution for the football lovers and fans.
On Monday, you could remember that the Champions League
match between Paris Saint- Germain and Borussia Dortmund was confirmed
to be played with no spectators at the stadium.
Also, Barcelona followed the same thing by announcing their
own round-of-16 match, at home against Napoli, will take place at
an empty Camp Nou at no spectators on the pitch.
This week Thursday’s Europa League matches will also not go ahead
and be player including the second legs of matches including Manchester United,
Wolves and Rangers.
Chelsea fans are somewhat happy about this because they stayed
much longer before they are eliminated and also, the defending Champions,
Liverpool football club have been
eliminated in the competition.
Here is official UEFA statement;
“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.”
“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 take place
will be communicated in due course.”
“As a consequence of the postponements, the UEFA Champions League
and UEFA Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been
“The European football body yesterday invited representatives of its 55 member associations,
together with the boards of the European Club Association
and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro,
to a video conference meeting on Tuesday 17 March to
discuss European football’s response to the outbreak”