The rival team’s Manchester United and Man City are facing the risk of being eliminated early in the Europa League for reason related to the anti-epidemic rule of Covid-19.
The situation of the teams before the Covid-19 pandemic
Among the top 5 league leagues in Europe, currently, Ligue 1 has ended early and awarded the championship to Paris Saint Germain, the Bundesliga has returned and organized the last 2 rounds on the spectator stadium. But the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A have not been able to determine the exact time of the return in the Covid-19 season.
According to RTE, the organizing committee of the Premier League is considering allowing 20 clubs of this tournament to resume the series of matches from June 12, or June 19. Liverpool is eager to return to play because they are only way away from the Premier League title for the first time, also the 19th league title in history, with 2 more wins.
Meanwhile, Man City, Chelsea, MU, besides the worry of having to strain the accumulated energy in the Premier League scheduled from mid-June to the end of July to complete the 2019/20 season, they also have to face quite a “headache” issue in the European cups I am attending.
Man City are in a great position to win tickets to this year’s Champions League quarter-finals when they won Real Madrid 2-1 as a guest at the Santiago Bernabeu in February.
In contrast, also in the first round of the club’s No. 1 tournament of the old continent, at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea lost 3-3 to Bayern Munich. And Manchester United, “Red Devils” were sure to go ahead after winning LASK 5-0 right on Austria in the first leg of the 1/8 round of the Europa League more than 2 months ago.
COVID -19 caused disadvantages for Manchester United and Man City
Man City and Manchester United will be playing at home in the second leg of the Round of 16 in the European Cup when UEFA plans to reorganize the Champions League and Europa League from August 8. However, anxiety is coming to the two Manchester clubs related to their risk of being eliminated early in the continental arena this year because of a factor outside of expertise.
According to the Mirror, from 8/6, the British Government will apply a mandatory statute that forces anyone who enters the country to be subjected to a 14-day quarantine to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic from spreading.
This means that if Real Madrid and LASK players fly to the foggy country to return to the round of 1/8 Champions League and Europa League with Man City and Manchester United, the two teams from Spain and Austria will also be isolated 2 weeks.
This will seriously affect UEFA’s schedule for arranging European Cup finals at the end of this season and does not exclude the possibility, the most powerful authority of European football will eliminate Man City and Manchester United if the two England teams cannot hold home matches in the knockout round as scheduled.
Chelsea will have to be a guest of Bayern Munich in the second round of the Champions League 1/8 round when Lampard’s teachers and students are in danger of being separated for 2 weeks if they enter Germany in early August. Not to mention, “The Blues” will have to face a very difficult problem at the Allianz Arena when they have lost “Gray Lobster of Bavaria” to 0-3 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg.