Official: UEFA suspended Barça's Champions League game vs. Napoli

Coronavirus continues to cause cancellations across the world of football

La Champions League ha sido suspendida
La Champions League ha sido suspendida | Andy Rain

Barcelona's game against Napoli in the Champions League next week has been suspended, UEFA announced on Friday. 

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The last 16 second leg fixture was already set to be played behind closed doors on March 18, but will now be rearranged for a later date due to the continued spread of coronavirus. 

UEFA's announcement comes after Manchester City-Real Madrid and Juventus-Lyon were postponed on Thursday. 

"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," the organisation said in a statement. 

"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 take place will be communicated in due course." 

La Liga has already confirmed the suspension of the league for at least the next two weeks, which includes Barca's games against Mallorca and Leganes. 

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