MANCHESTER UNITED take on LASK as the Europa League marches on.
Though the Last 16 match will be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus.
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When is the match?
- Austrian table toppers LASK take Man Utd at 5.55pm on Thursday, March 12.
- That is 6.55pm over in Austria.
- It will be played at the Linzer Stadium – but behind closed doors.
Why is it being played behind closed doors?
The Austrian government confirmed all games must be played fan-free in a bid to contain the virus spread.
And it means United’s match in the 21,000-capacity Linzer Stadium on Thursday is the first to meet the new guidelines.
Austria’s health minister, Rudolf Anschober, said on Monday: “All outdoor events with over 500 people, 100 indoor, will be cancelled until mid-April.”
What TV channel and live stream is it on?
- LASK vs Man Utd is live on BT Sport 2 for subscribers.
- Live streaming is available via the BT Sport app and BTSport.com.
- Coverage commences at 5.15pm.
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What is the team news?
United look set to be without Anthony Martial for their Europa League clash against LASK.
The French forward, 24, did not take part in Wednesday’s open training session ahead of the trip to Austria.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without some of his biggest stars when they face the unknown Austrian side.
Martial was spotted at the club’s Carrington base on Wednesday morning, but did not get involved with the session.
Diogo Dalot looks unlikely to feature after he spent just 18 minutes at the training ground before he drove off.
Top scorer Marcus Rashford remains out of action after he suffered a stress fracture in his back.
Paul Pogba has been doing extra training sessions to speed up his recovery from a nasty ankle injury.
But the Europa League clash has come too soon for the French World Cup winner.
Which other Europa League matches are behind closed doors?
The following Europa League games will bealso held behind closed doors:
Olympiacos vs Wolves
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donestk
Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers
In addition, two other Europa League matches have been called off – Inter Milan vs Getafe and Sevilla vs Roma.
Both were scheduled to be played behind closed doors but Getafe refused to fly to Milan under any circumstances, which left Uefa no choice but to cancel the game.
Meanwhile, Roma were denied permission to land in Seville by the Spanish authorities.
Wolves did ask for their game at Olympiacos on Thursday to be called off after the Greek club’s owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus.
However, Uefa have ordered it to go ahead.
- LASK to win: 5/1
- Man Utd to win: 2/1
Odds via Ladbrokes
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk