To be affected by the coronavirus outbreak is the long line fixtures of the heavyweight European encounters.
Next week, Bayern vs Chelsea & Barcelona vs Napoli will be played closed doors due to the interference of coronavirus outbreak.
In action to contain the virus both in Germany and Spain, on March 18, fans will not be allowed to enter the Allianz Arena nor Camp Nou for the round 16- second leg.
Officials of Barcelona with the Spanish health and sports ministries and Catalan public health body held an emergency meeting on Tuesday. They decided to shut out supporters in the next game against Napoli.
Meanwhile, In Germany, The Bavaria administration announced that every sporting activity has more than 1000 attendees must be in an empty venue. With fans banned from watching Bayern leading Chelsea 3-0 in their first-round 16 games.
In the first meeting with Napoli Barcelona drew 1-1 at Stadio San Paolo last month. Next week Barcelona will be without fans from home in their attempt to reach the quarter-final of Champions league.
it was heard that Napoli attempted to get the 2nd leg of the 16 round postponed. It was fake news, the club claimed in a post on social media.
In the club official statement, it read that Napoli denies any news claiming they asked Barcelona to postponed the 2nd leg of round 16. It was false news.
On Monday all Italy was placed on lock-down as the coronavirus outbreak rises. With the record of 463 deaths in total, and about 16 million people quarantined in the northern part.
When it comes to the safety of people involved with Barcelona’s meeting with Napoli, the Spanish officials were reluctant to the fact that Naples is located on the southern coast.
Gerard Figueras, the secretary general of sport for the Generalitat de Catalunya. Suggests at the start of the week the match should be held at an empty stadium. Following the way, Paris Saint-Germa’s against Dortmund was put in place in their champions league match.
On Wednesday the round 16-second leg game will be played behind closed doors at Parc des Princes. This will disrupt the European football calendar
Moreover, the Superleague of Swiss has also been banned until March 23. While both the English Premier League and Bundesliga league and trying to finish up the reaming season behind closed doors.