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UEFA suspends Champions League and Europa League fixtures

first_imgUEFA suspends Champions League and Europa League fixtures Comment Advertisement UEFA has suspended next week’s Champions League fixtures (Getty Images)UEFA has suspended next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures.Manchester City’s match against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium had already been postponed along with Juventus’ second leg against Lyon in Turin.But UEFA has now taken the decision to halt all games that were due to be played next week.Barcelona were due to host Napoli at Camp Nou, while Chelsea were set to travel to face Bayern Munich on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTMeanwhile in the Europa League, eight fixtures were scheduled to be played next Thursday, including Manchester United vs LASK and Wolves vs Olympiacos. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 10:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Advertisement Manchester United’s return fixture against LASK next week has been postponed (Getty Images)UEFA has also confirmed that next week’s draws for the Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals have been cancelled.AdvertisementAdvertisementA statement from UEFA read: ‘In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.‘Further decisions on when these matches take place will be communicated in due course.‘As a consequence of the postponements, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been postponed.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

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International Friendlies: England Hold Germany As Brazil, France Record Impressive Victories

first_imgEngland and Germany rekindled their old rivalry at the Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night as both sides played out an entertaining goalless draw.Gareth Southgate would be the happier of the two managers after his depleted side was able to hold the world champions who controlled proceedings for the majority of the game. The closest either side came to breaking the deadlock was when Manchester City forward Leroy Sane struck the post with a very good first half effort that rendered England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford helpless.Apart from avoiding defeat, England and manager Southgate were able to hand debuts to Nigerian-born striker Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jack Cork.In the pick of the other friendly games, France beat Wales 2-0 with goals either side of halftime from Antoine Griezmann and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud while Neymar (penalty), Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus were on the scoresheet in a 3-1 victory over Japan. Tomoaki Makino got what proved to be mere consolation for the Asian side.International Friendly Results;Poland 0-0 UruguayEngland 0-0 GermanyFrance 2-0 WalesBelgium 3-3 MexicoUkraine 2-1 SlovakiaUAE 0-1 HaitiJapan 1-3 BrazilPortugal 3-0 Saudi ArabiaRelatedlast_img read more

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