UEFA suspends Champions League and Europa League fixtures

UEFA has suspended next week's Champions League fixtures
UEFA has suspended next week’s Champions League fixtures (Getty Images)

UEFA has suspended next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures.

Manchester City’s match against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium had already been postponed along with Juventus’ second leg against Lyon in Turin.

But UEFA has now taken the decision to halt all games that were due to be played next week.

Barcelona were due to host Napoli at Camp Nou, while Chelsea were set to travel to face Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Meanwhile in the Europa League, eight fixtures were scheduled to be played next Thursday, including Manchester United vs LASK and Wolves vs Olympiacos.

Manchester United's return fixture against LASK next week has been postponed
Manchester United’s return fixture against LASK next week has been postponed (Getty Images)

UEFA has also confirmed that next week’s draws for the Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals have been cancelled.

A statement from UEFA read: ‘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 postponed.’

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