La Liga matches to be played behind closed doors for next 2 weeks


    Matches in Spain’s top two divisions will be played behind closed doors for at least the next two weeks because of coronavirus concerns.

    The BBC says the change will take effect from Tuesday, with fans now banned from the game between Eibar and Real Sociedad.

    Barcelona’s Champions League match against Napoli on March 18th will also be played at an empty Nou Camp.

    La Liga acted on guidance from Spain’s ministry of health and the country’s sports council.

    According to the BBC, similar measures have also been taken outside of Spain:

    • Paris St-Germain’s¬†Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday will be closed to fans.
    • All sport in Italy has been suspended until at least April 3rd. This includes Serie A matches but not Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions.
    • Manchester United’s Europa League last-16 first leg match at LASK Linz in Austria¬†will be played behind closed doors. LASK made the decision following advice from the Austrian government.