Bayern Munich confirmed on Tuesday that subsequent week’s Champions League sport towards Chelsea would go forward with out followers over fears of the unfold of the coronavirus.
The German membership’s choice follows a ban by the regional Bavarian authorities on any gathering of greater than 1,000 individuals till April 19.
Bayern maintain a Three-Zero lead over Chelsea going into the last-16 second-leg tie on March 18.
“FC Bayern is … implementing the decree of the Bavarian state government, which was issued to protect the population. The aim is to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection,” the membership stated in an announcement.
“Only persons contracted to work for the operation of the match are permitted to attend. TV coverage is guaranteed,” it added.
4 of the eight second-leg ties within the final 16 might be held behind closed doorways. No choice has been made on subsequent week’s sport between Juventus and Lyon in Turin.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday introduced the suspension till April Three of all sporting occasions within the nation.
Germany’s worldwide pleasant towards Italy in Nuremberg — the second largest metropolis in Bavaria — on March 31 will even be held behind closed doorways.
Wednesday’s Rhine derby between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Cologne will turn out to be the primary sport in Bundesliga historical past to be performed with out followers.
Native authorities additionally ordered the Ruhr derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke going down on Saturday to go forward with out supporters.