The clashes between Manchester City vs Real Madrid and next week’s Juventus vs. Olympique Lyonnais for the Champions League round of 16 return were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, UEFA reported Thursday.
The Spanish team had earlier reported that it decided to quarantine all members of its soccer and basketball teams in their homes after one of their basketball players tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Juventus defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus, the A series, who highlighted that he quarantined his staff.
“After the quarantine imposed on the Juventus and Real Madrid players, the matches will not be played as planned,” UEFA said of the matches scheduled for March 17.
Following the quarantine imposed on players of Juventus and Real Madrid, the following #UCL matches will not take place as scheduled.
Manchester City – Real Madrid
Juventus – Olympique Lyonnais
Further decisions on the matches will be communicated in due course.
– UEFA (@UEFA) March 12, 2020
City won 2-1 away in the first leg, while Lyon beat Juve 1-0.