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OFFICIAL: Manchester City vs Real Madrid postponed

Next week’s game will not be played.

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UEFA have officially confirmed that next week’s meeting between Manchester City and Real Madrid in the Champions League’s Round of 16 has been postponed.

The decision to postpone Tuesday’s game was made in conjunction with UEFA and follows confirmation that players from Real Madrid will self-isolate for fifteen days, after it emerged that a player from the club’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19.

The Club sends it best wishes to the players and staff at Real Madrid’s football and basketball teams.

Further information regarding the rescheduled date and related ticketing information will follow in due course.
Source: Manchester City’s website.

UEFA seem set to postpone the rest of the competition as well, but a decision will not be made until next Tuesday, when they will meet with representatives from every country involved to discuss the future of the Champions League, the Europa League and the Euro.

Neither La Liga nor the UEFA have confirmed what they’ll do with La Liga and the Champions League’s remaining fixtures. If Europe manage to stop the coronavirus outbreak, it’s likely that both competitions resume their activities before the summer, but this is pure speculation at the moment.

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