Remaining fixture of champions league will be without fans in stadium. UEFA has confirmed and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.
UEFA said the decision had been made “in agreement with the national associations and authorities of the final eight tournaments’ hosts Germany, Portugal and Spain”.
“Several elements were taken into account by UEFA when making a decision, such as the protection of the health of all those involved in the matches as well as the public at large; a responsibility to provide the safest environment for matches in order to guarantee the progress of competitions; as well as ensuring sporting fairness within a very inconsistent landscape (with some countries allowing and some forbidding stadium attendances),” European football’s governing body said in a statement.
Four Champions League fixtures, including Manchester City against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich versus Chelsea, have still to be played, while in the Europa League, there are six second legs to be played, plus two fixtures that will be played as one-off ties after the first legs were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It also confirmed that “irrespective of any future decision, for reasons of sporting fairness”, all matches in the qualifying rounds of next season’s European competitions which are due to be held as a single-leg ties — so not including the play-offs for the Champions League — will be played behind closed doors.