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Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League fixture now Cancelled

A Real Madrid player for their basketball squad tested positive for Coronavirus-19

Real Madrid v Manchester City: UEFA Champions League Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

More bad news regarding the pandemic affecting the whole world. Real Madrid and La Liga announced a suspension of operations including a quarantine period for members of the football and basketball sides. This after a basketball player on Real tested positive for the virus.

From the official statement-

“ The recommendation of remaining in quarantine has been followed with immediate effect, with this measure applied to both the basketball and football first teams, given that the two squads share the facilities at Real Madrid City.

In addition, a decision has been made to close our training ground and it is recommended that all Real Madrid staff who work at Real Madrid City remain in quarantine. “

This puts in serious question whether the return leg of the UCL will be played next week.

Most of Europe is under near to complete shutdown mode after the wide spread impact of the Coronavirus.

We will keep you updated as best as we can.

Here is the update-

Match has been cancelled.

“Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League fixture at home to Real Madrid has been postponed.

The decision to postpone Tuesday’s game was made in conjunction with UEFA and follows confirmation that players from Real Madrid will self-isolate for fifteen days, after it emerged that a player from the club’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19.”

More as this develops.