UEFA on Thursday revealed that the next matches in the Champions League and Europa League will be played behind closed doors due to the spread of Coronavirus across Europe.
The football body is employing this method in an effort to curb the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
The Champions League match between Valencia and Atalanta in Spain on Tuesday will be affected, while the clash between Inter Milan and Getafe on Thursday will also be played behind closed doors.
“Following decisions are taken by the relevant authorities in Italy and Spain respectively, and related to measures regarding the COVID-19 virus, the following upcoming UEFA club competition matches will go ahead next week as scheduled, but will be played behind closed doors”
“Champions League last 16-second leg between Valencia and Atalanta.”
“Europa League last 16 first-leg between Inter Milan and Getafe.”
“The Youth League games for next week in Italy will also be played behind closed doors.”
“Further update regarding our other competition games will be published on UEFA’s official website in due course,” a statement on UEFA’s official website read.
Source: Naija News