Uefa has suspended the operation of the game in the Champions League and in the Europa League because of the Coronavirus-crisis for the time being. The European football Union announced on Friday. "In view of the developments due to the proliferation of Covid-19 in Europe, and the related decisions of the various governments" have decided is the European umbrella Association to move all the matches of the Uefa club competitions in the coming week, it said in a 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 competition matches scheduled next week are postponed. #UCL and #UEL quarter-final draws have also been postponed.— Uefa (@Uefa) March 13, 2020
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the remaining matches of the eighth finals of the Champions League at 17. and 18. March. The entire teams of Real Madrid and Chelsea are in quarantine, both Teams would have been next week. Chelsea's attacking midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi was tested positive for the Coronavirus, with Juventus' Daniele Rugani has a second player one-eighth of the finalists attached.
Also, not all of the eighth-will be held the final matches in the Europa League from 19. March. The FC Basel, the next week against Eintracht Frankfurt for the return game in Frankfurt – is affected would have to compete. Basel won the first leg on Thursday away with 3:0. The for the 20. March set Europa League draw was also postponed.
impact on EM
At the Uefa is scheduled for the coming Tuesday for a crisis meeting via video conference with all 55 member associations. Media agree according to reports, the postponement of the tournament in the summer of 2021 is now regarded as the first Option. The big leagues of the continent would give the after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, much-needed time.
Already on Thursday, the Uefa had for the first time two Champions League games cancelled: the eight-final return matches between Manchester City and Real Madrid, as well as between Juventus Turin and Olympique Lyon. On Friday the cancellation of all the European Cup games next week followed. Due to the EM pressure are leagues and associations of the time. The sealing staggered football calendar are hardly any available dates for catch-up games.
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Created: 13.03.2020, 11:21 PMUpdated Date: 14 March 2020, 00:04