EUROPA LEAGUE

The Champions League games Juventus-Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester City-Real Madrid are postponed, as squads are quarantined due to the Coronavirus.
UEFA are expected to suspend the Champions League and Europa League, postponing Euro 2020 for a year, but only after a meeting on March 17, claim L’Equipe.
UEFA have announced a meeting to be held on Tuesday March 17 to discuss the domestic and European competitions, including Euro 2020.
Inter and Roma have, according to Il Messaggero, rejected a suggestion from UEFA to withdraw the Italians from the Europa League.
It is now official that Inter as well as Juventus will go into isolation and suspend training after Daniele Rugani tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi called the possibility of playing Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma on neutral turf due to the Coronavirus outbreak “absurd.”
The Lega Serie A urged all clubs not competing in European competition to suspend training for seven days amid the Coronavirus pandemic, appealing to UEFA for a total shutdown on football.
Getafe thanked UEFA for postponing their Europa League tie with Inter due to the Coronavirus pandemic. “It’s possible it could be a one-off game on neutral turf.”
UEFA have officially suspended the Europa League Round of 16 first leg games between Sevilla-Roma and Inter-Getafe due to the Coronavirus.
Roma have officially announced that they won’t play against Sevilla in their Europa League Round of 16 first leg tomorrow due to a lack of authorisation from the local Spanish authorities.
Roma will reportedly travel to Seville for their Europa League Round of 16 first leg game against Sevilla by plane and bus. However, the game may not go ahead as several players of the home side don’t want to play the game.
Roma reportedly don’t know how to arrive in Spain ahead of their scheduled match against Sevilla in the Europa League on Thursday.
Getafe President Angel Torres announced his team will not travel to Italy for their Europa League game with Inter, as Italian and Spanish Player Associations demand a halt to all matches during the Coronavirus crisis.
Getafe President Angel Torres warns their Europa League trip to Inter on Thursday “should be annulled or postponed” due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The number of Coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped forward again with an extra 168 deaths over the last 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 631.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca does not understand why UEFA are not on board with suspending tournaments. “You cannot stop Serie A and then play Valencia-Atalanta.”
Serie A, B and C will have until March 23 to present proposals on how to end the season amid the Coronavirus outbreak, including not assigning the Scudetto, using the current table or organising play-offs.
The Spanish Government announced it is banning direct flights between Italy and Spain due to the Coronavirus, putting Napoli-Barcelona, Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma at risk.
Former captain Francesco Totti has claimed that Roma have to aim for success in the Europa League and make it a priority like the fourth place in Serie A.
Milan loanee Suso has revealed that he moved to Sevilla “to stay” there and aims for a place in the Champions League next season.
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Roma’s Europa League Round of 16 game against Sevilla on Thursday will be played behind closed doors, announced the Spanish Ministry of Health.
The national police have reportedly sent a letter to the Spanish government asking to play Sevilla-Roma in the Europa League behind closed doors.
The latest Italian Government figures on the Coronavirus outbreak show another leap forward, with 233 dead and 5,061 testing positive.
Italian referees have been excluded from officiating in the next games of the Champions League and Europa League, due to the Coronavirus.
Coach Jose Bordalas has reassured that Getafe are “not worried about travelling to Milan” ahead of their match against Inter in the Europa League next week.
Amadou Diawara should be one step away from returning to action for Roma and will play with the reserves tomorrow, according to Il Messaggero.
Barcelona and Napoli appear to be selling tickets for their Champions League game at Camp Nou on March 18, despite the Coronavirus outbreak.
UEFA have acknowledged Valencia-Atalanta and Inter-Getafe will be played behind closed doors, but made no reference to Juventus-Lyon, Roma-Sevilla or Barcelona-Napoli.
The postponed games from last weekend should be set for this weekend and now there’s an idea of a “Final Four” for the Coppa Italia in May.