Sky Sports is reporting that the Coronavirus will have a hand to play in this week’s Champions League round of 16 fixtures. PSG and BVB are two clubs who will suffer the fate of having to play behind closed doors, while others await their verdict.
According to news, Paris police have announced the big CL clash between Paris St. Germain and Dortmund will be played behind closed doors in the Le Parc des Princes. It’s been shut down for the reason of the Coronavirus outbreak.
"BREAKING: PSG vs DORTMUND TO BE PLAYED BEHIND CLOSED DOORSParis Police confirm the second-leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s last-16 Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday will be played behind closed doors. (Via: Sky Sports)"
The French have gone even further in their bans of large crowds, now implementing a rule they will stop all gatherings of 1000 people or more. This is their safety precautions in the wake of a massive epidemic growing pass uncontrollable levels.
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The second leg will see PSG try to turn the result around, with BVB up 2-1 against the team who will be hosting on Wednesday night. This is not the news PSG needed. They need their home support. We all know, the 12th man serves as a very important player in all home clashes.
Teams who are waiting for Coronavirus judgements
Barcelona will have no campers in the Camp Nou
Barcelona’s return leg against Napoli is also in jeopardy of being played with no fans in the stadium. The Spanish city has already cancelled the Barcelona marathon that was scheduled for next week and will be held in October rather.
Nothing decided in this tie and is far from over. The boys from Naples will be happy with the news as they look to do what Liverpool did to the Catalan side last season.
Spurs travel to an open Red Bull Arena… For now!
The other game is Tottenham’s trip to Red Bull Arena, where everything is going ahead as planned, and fans will be allowed to attend the next tight affair.
As for the rest of the round of 16, all is well and will go ahead as intended. That’s if nothing changes in the next 24-48 hours.