Uefa Postpones Champions League And Europa League Fixtures

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Upcoming Champions League and Europa League fixtures have been postponed, Uefa has announced. Europe’s football governing body said the decision had been taken “due to the spread of Covid-19” and “decisions made by different governments”.

Both competitions are part-way into their knockout round of 16 matches, with further games scheduled for next week, involving clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Manchester United beat Austrian side LASK in front of an empty stadium in their Europa League last 16 first leg last night image via AFP

The Youth League quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March will also be postponed, Uefa said in a statement posted online. No decision has been taken about when the games will be replayed and quarter-final draws have also been pushed back, it added.

European football representatives will discuss possible future steps – including whether to postpone this summer’s Euro 2020 international competition – on Tuesday.

Source: BBC

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