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Champions League could move to one-off games because of coronavirus - report

Next week’s games have been called off

Valencia CF v LOSC Lille - Champions League Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images

The coronavirus outbreak has seen football across the world suspended including in the UEFA Champions League.

Last-16 ties scheduled for next week have all been called off, and UEFA are due to meet on Tuesday to discuss what next for the competition.

One way forward would be to play the quarter-finals and semi-finals over just one leg, according to the Mirror.

Playing just one games could allow Europe’s top competition to finish in time for the final to take place as scheduled on May 30.

The report reckons the one-off game would either be played at a neutral venue, or with a coin toss deciding which team would play at home.

It’s not really clear when the Champions League, or indeed football across Europe, will resume and there’s talk Euro 2020 could be moved until next year to help matters.

As it stands Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, PSG and Atalanta have all made it through to the quarter-finals of competition, while there are still four more last-16 second legs still to be played.

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