Wednesday, 11 March 2020


Coronavirus: Chelsea, Man Utd, Wolves to play European games behind closed doors
Various UEFA club competition matches plus Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off tie in Slovakia added to list of fixtures in which no fans will attend due to coronavirus

Image:The Allianz Arena will be empty when Bayern Munich host Chelsea in the Champions League next week

Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves are all set to play their European games behind closed doors due to coronavirus concerns.

Chelsea travel to Germany to face Bayern Munich next Wednesday for their Champions League last-16 second leg, but that game will now be played without any supporters at the Allianz Arena.

The German champions sit in a comfortable position going into the match as they lead Chelsea 3-0 from the first leg.

Manchester United's Europa League last-16 first-leg match at LASK in Linz on Thursday will be also be played behind closed doors, after the Austrian Interior Minister said that the country was banning outdoor events of more than 500 people.

Austrian Bundesliga chairman Christian Ebenbauer said: "Of course we all prefer to watch atmospheric games with many spectators, but we are experiencing an exceptional situation across the country.

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