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Bayern-Chelsea, latest match to be played behind closed doors

Tue 10 March 2020 | 13:17

In a measure taken against the spread of coronavirus, Bayern Munich will be facing Chelsea behind closed doors.

Amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus, another Champions League match, namely the match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, was decided to be played behind closed doors with no fans present.

As clarified by Bavarian authorities on Tuesday, all the sporting events in the state that are expected to be attended by more than 1000 people and are due until April 19 are called off.

However, if any important match such as the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie at the Allianz Arena on March 18 is to be played, it will with no fans present. All this said, RB Leipzig's match at home against Tottenham on Tuesday was played as planned, with fans being allowed to attend the contest.

Bayern won the first leg 3-0 over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Other matches in the Champions League that are to be played behind closed doors are Valencia-Atalanta, PSG-Dortmund, and Barcelona-Napoli.

Also it seems that Juventus-Lyon match in Turin will be postponed by high chances as the Italian nation enters a lockdown state to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

And finally, the match between Dortmund and Schalke on Saturday in Bundesliga will be played behind closed doors.

It is said that till Monday there have been 1129 corona positive reported cases in Germany.

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