The match between Man City and RB Leipzig will be played behind closed doors because Saxony has been placed under lockdown by Germany due to the Covid outbreak.
MANCHESTER CITY’S Champions League match against RB Leipzig next month will be played behind closed doors after the German state of Saxony was placed on partial lockdown.
Pep Guardiola’s side will still travel to a foreign country for their final group stage match.
Traveling fans, on the other hand, will not be allowed into the stadium, even if they have purchased tickets.
City, on the other hand, has confirmed that fans will be given a full refund.
“Regional authorities in Saxony will be placing the state of Saxony into partial lockdown following a rise in COVID-19 rates in Germany,” the Premier League champions said in a statement.
“This means that RB Leipzig’s UEFA Champions League match against Manchester City at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday, December 7th, will now be played behind closed doors, with no fans present.”
“Manchester City fans who purchased tickets for this match will be refunded in full.”
“In the coming days, the Club will contact impacted supporters to confirm that the refund has been processed.”
Michael Kretschmer, the state premier of Saxony, decided to implement a partial lockdown.
Yesterday, Germany set a new record with 57,302 new coronavirus cases, raising fears of a fourth wave across Europe.
City, on the other hand, will be hoping that their place in the knockout stages has already been confirmed by the time they fly to the Red Bull Arena.
With nine points from four games, Jack Grealish and his teammates lead Group A, one point ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
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And if they beat Guardiola’s side tomorrow, the French side, who have inflicted City’s only group stage defeat so far this season, can reclaim first place.
Kevin De Bruyne’s absence will make City’s task even more difficult.
The Belgian midfielder has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Wednesday’s match, as well as tomorrow’s match against Everton and the match against West Ham the following weekend.
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