Live

LIVE: Off The Ball

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

LIVE: Off The Ball
Real Madrid's Champions League...
Soccer

Real Madrid's Champions League game with Manchester City postponed

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

16:35 12 Mar 2020

Two UEFA Champions League last-16 second legs have been postponed including Real Madrid's meeting with Manchester City. 

The other game to be shelved is Juventus v Lyon in Turin. Both games were to be played on St. Patrick's Day.

Real Madrid's squad have been quarantined after a member of the Real Madrid basketball team tested positive for coronavirus.

The Real football and basketball squads share training facilities in Madrid.

Juventus say they're "activating all the isolation procedures required by law" after their defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for the virus. Reuters have reported the squad will spend two weeks in isolation.

La Liga has suspended all top-flight and second-tier games for the next two matchdays because of the outbreak.

City confirmed the suspension of their proposed trip to Madrid and sent its "best wishes to the players and staff at Real Madrid’s football and basketball teams".

No dates have been confirmed for the re-arranged second legs, but that could be determined by the outcome of UEFA's video conference next Tuesday (March 17).

They've invited representatives of its 55 member associations, along with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues to discuss European football's response to the outbreak.

L'Équipe have reported that one potential outcome of that meeting would be the suspension of both the Champions League and Europa League with Euro 2020 held back until next summer.

It's unclear how a deferred European Championships would affect the remaining playoffs, but Slovakia have asked UEFA to postpone the March 26 visit of the Republic of Ireland to Bratislava.

Bosnia-Herzegovina have also asked that their game with Northern Ireland be postponed.

Individual leagues may also be postponed, even though they are not directly controlled by UEFA.

These are merely speculative measures, with New York Times soccer correspondant Rory Smith pointing out that there are "no red lines" to UEFA's video conference.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Champions League Euro 2020 Juventus La Liga Lyon Manchester City Real Madrid Serie A UEFA UEFA Champions League Uefa Euro 2020

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

Up next

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Brawl

LIVE: Off The Brawl

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

12:30 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Share

Team 33 Gold

Team 33 Gold

04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on