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Coronavirus: Five British clubs affected as UEFA announce postponement of all European games next week

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UEFA is holding an emergency meeting next week (Jamie Gardner/PA)

UEFA is holding an emergency meeting next week (Jamie Gardner/PA)

UEFA is holding an emergency meeting next week (Jamie Gardner/PA)

The fixture congestion across Europe has continued after UEFA announced the postponement of all European games next week due to the coronavirus.

Four Champions League ties have been hit, including the last-16 second legs of Chelsea's tie with Bayern Munich and Manchester City's already postponed clash with Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester United, Rangers and Wolves have seen their Europa League last-16 second leg games cancelled as well as Covid-19 continues to cause chaos across football worldwide.

The quarter-final draws for both competitions, which were due to take place back-to-back on March 20, have also been postponed as a consequence.

At this stage, UEFA are still committed to replaying the games, saying in their statement: "Further decisions on when these matches take place will be communicated in due course."

Other games impacted include UEFA's Youth League, whose quarter-finals were due to take place this week.

The statement concluded: "UEFA yesterday invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to a videoconference meeting on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak."

Belfast Telegraph