UEFA have announced that all matches in UEFA club
competitions due to take place next week have been postponed.
The decision follows similar stances across Europe as the
coronavirus pandemic engulfs Europe, where Serie A, La Liga, Eredivisie, Ligue
1 and the Primeira Liga have all suspended play for varying amounts of time.
“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,” read a statement on UEFA’s website.
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 will take place are
to be communicated in due course.
As a consequence of the postponements, the Champions League
and Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been