The home page of Manchester City Club (Man City) confirmed that the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 between them and Real Madrid next week has been delayed.
Postponed the return leg of the Champions League against Man City
Man City explained the reason why this focus match was postponed is that Real Madrid players are being isolated within 2 weeks. A Real Madrid basketball player is identified as positive for corona, which the soccer team and the basketball team use in the same training area that led to Real Madrid‘s quarantine.
The Real Madrid homepage also confirms the above information. The announcement from Real Madrid read: “UEFA (European Football Confederation) confirms the cancellation of the match between Man City and Real Madrid midweek UEFA explained they are making serious decisions due to the involvement. the isolation of Real Madrid players “.
Man City is holding a small advantage when beating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu.
The new match date for this match has not been decided yet. This is the first Champions League match this season to postpone. Last week, a number of matches had to take place on the field without spectators due to corona fears.
Before that, UEFA had to make a strong decision with the lower-level league, the Europa League, when postponing two matches with the participation of Italian teams. They are the pairs of Inter Milan – Getafe and Sevilla – AS Roma.
On the evening of 12-3, UEFA also issued a notice to meet with members next week to decide the fate of EURO 2020.
The entire Real Madrid stars, La Liga must be isolated 14 days after a club member was positive with Corona Virus
The Real Madrid sports club has just officially triggered an emergency related to the Corona Virus epidemic by Trey Thompkins, a basketball player, who tested positive for the new strain of the Corona virus this morning. (local time).
The Real Madrid sports club has just officially triggered an emergency related to the Corona Virus epidemic by Trey Thompkins, a basketball player, who tested positive for the new strain of the Corona Virus this morning. (local time).
After learning the test results, all members of the Real Madrid basketball team had to evacuate urgently from Valdebebas training center to carry out the quarantine. The Real Madrid soccer team, which had a training session a few hours later, had to make the same request because there were many facilities in Valdebebas used by these two sports clubs.
In its official statement, the Real Madrid club issued a statement: “A member of the basketball team has found a positive gift with Corona Virus. All quarantine measures will be taken immediately. The first is the basketball and soccer team, due to the same facilities used at Real Madrid. “
“In addition to that, we will consider again closing the Valdebebas training area as soon as possible to conduct the disinfection and all employees working at Real Madrid will also be put on isolation.”
” La Liga (soccer) and Euro League (basketball) matches will be delayed for a while until further notice announced.”
The fact that all players and members of the coaching staff have to be isolated for 2 weeks makes Real Madrid certainly unable to attend the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 with Manchester City (expected to take place in the morning of March 18). Most likely in the next few hours, the European Football Association (UEFA) will also issue a notice to postpone matches in the knockout round of the European Cup.
This is a necessary measure from the Real Madrid Board, especially in the context of Spain showing signs of an intense outbreak of Covid-19 and the risk of becoming a new outbreak in Europe.
By the morning of March 11, Spain recorded 1,695 cases of Covid-19 (the third highest in Europe after Italy, France and the sixth highest in the world). According to Reuters, the number of patients has tripled since Sunday (March 8) and tripled in just one week. The number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Spain is currently 35, the fourth highest in the world after mainland China (3,046 victims), Italy (691), Iran (291) and South Korea (54).
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