Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Uefa formally postpones UCL, Europa League final

Uefa formally postpones UCL, Europa League final

After consulting European football officials on March 17, UEFA created a working group chaired by its president Aleksander Ceferin to look at rescheduling this season's games.

"The group has already started examining the schedule".

'No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates.

With European football suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, there was no possibility of the competitions reaching their scheduled conclusion at the end of May.

Mini tournaments to decide the Champions League and Europa League this season were one of several options under consideration by European football's governing body when they convened to discuss the impact of the coronavirus last Tuesday.

UEFA confirmed the postponement of the three deciders, which were originally fixed for May, in a short statement released on Monday evening.

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'Announcements will be made in due course'.

Manchester City and Real Madrid are yet to play their Champions League round of 16 second leg after the English side's 2-1 victory in Spain in February. The final was due to be held in Gdansk, Poland, on May 27.

Lyon beat Barcelona to win a fourth consecutive Women's Champions League title a year ago.

The news comes nearly a week after it was announced that Euro 2020 is postponed until next year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The round of 16 in the Europa League is also yet to be concluded, with teams like Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen in strong positions, though the first legs between Inter and Getafe, and Sevilla and Roma were not played.

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