UEFA Postpones All Matches As Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On Sports Calender

European football governing body, UEFA, has called off all Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played next week amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The draws for the next knockout rounds, set for 20 March, have also been postponed.

In the Champions League, Manchester City v Real Madrid, Juventus v Lyon, Barcelona v Napoli and Bayern Munich v Chelsea are all postponed.

All Europa League matches are off.

In addition, all UEFA Youth League quarter-final matches scheduled for 17 and 18 March are also off.

Further discussions on the scheduling of the postponed fixtures “will be communicated in due course” UEFA said.

European football’s governing body has invited representatives from all 55 of its member associations to a videoconference meeting on Tuesday in order to discuss a response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The possibility of postponing Euro 2020 to allow for the disrupted calendar to be fixed will be discussed at the gathering.

More than 125,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in 118 countries around the world, according to the World Health Organization. The total number of deaths is more than 4,800.

The Matches Postponed (17-19 March)

Champions League (aggregate score)

Bayern Munich v Chelsea (3-0)

Barcelona v Napoli (1-1)

Man City v Real Madrid (2-1)

Juventus v Lyon (0-1)

Europa League (aggregate score)

Bayer Leverkusen v Rangers (3-1)

Getafe v Inter Milan

Shakhtar Donetsk v Wolfsburg (2-1)

Wolves v Olympiakos (1-1)

FC Basel v Eintracht Frankfurt (3-0)

FC Copenhagen v Istanbul Basaksehir (0-1)

Manchester United v LASK (5-0)

Roma v Sevilla