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 postponed.