La Liga suspended over coronavirus after Real Madrid players placed in isolated – ESPN

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La Liga suspended over coronavirus after Real Madrid players placed in isolated – ESPN

La Liga announced on Thursday that Spain’s first and second divisions have been suspended for the next two matchdays because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision comes after Real Madrid were placed into isolation and all activity at their training complex was cancelled after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive.

A statement released by La Liga read: “Given the circumstances that are coming to light this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible cases in players from other clubs, La Liga considers it appropriate to continue to the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19. As a result, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, [La Liga] agrees to postpone at least the next two match days.”

Real Madrid’s Champions League second-leg match against Manchester City — set for next Thursday — was also postponed.

Amid reports the Champions League and Europa League could be cancelled, UEFA released a statement on Thursday saying there will be a meeting via video next Tuesday to discuss plans for football for the rest of the
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