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Man City v. Real Madrid, Juventus v. Lyon postponed

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk: Group C - UEFA Champions League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on November 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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UEFA have confirmed that two UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg games have been postponed due to coronavirus.

Man City v. Real Madrid and Juventus v. Lyon will not take place next week in Manchester and Turin respectively as players from both Real and Juve have been placed in self-isolation.

Real Madrid players and staff have been placed in self-isolation for 15 days due to fears over coronavirus as a player on Real’s basketball team tested positive for coronavirus and therefore the entire soccer team could have come into contact at team venues.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus and the Serie A side are in lockdown.

Here is the statement from UEFA on the Champions League games being postponed due to coronavirus:

“Following the quarantine imposed on players of Juventus and Real Madrid CF. The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches between Manchester City FC – Real Madrid CF and Juventus - Olympique Lyonnais will not take place as scheduled.”

UEFA issued another statement saying that they will host a meeting next week to discuss the future of soccer in Europe amid the coronavirus outbreak.

With Champions League and Europa League games already impacted, plus the upcoming international break this month and EURO 2020 on the horizon this summer, there is plenty of the European soccer’s governing body to discuss.

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