When will Champions League and Europa League return after coronavirus postpones games?

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and Europa League has been temporarily suspended, throwing more chaos into the mix.

The football calendar has already been hit hard, with top divisions in Spain, Italy, Germany and France postponing their campaigns.

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 Manchester City will have to wait to see if they can knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League

Manchester City will have to wait to see if they can knock Real Madrid out of the Champions LeagueCredit: Reuters

This is amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, as the world’s sporting organisations look to help prevent further spread of the killer bug.

When will the Champions League and Europa League return?

For the time being, next week’s round of 16 matches in the two competitions have been postponed, falling in line with the rest of Europe.

Uefa have also put the quarter-final draws on hold, which would have taken place on Friday, March 20.

The European football governing body have yet to reveal their plans to return as the whole sporting world wait to see how much longer the coronavirus pandemic will go on for.

The quarter finals for the Champions League and Europa League are scheduled to get underway from Tuesday, April 7.

But this is expected to be changed with leagues including LaLiga, Serie A and Bundesliga only returning to domestic action the weekend before.

What matches were supposed to be played?

Champions League

Tuesday, March 17

Manchester City vs Real Madrid

Juventus vs Lyon

Wednesday, March 18

Barcelona vs Napoli

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

Europa League

Thursday, March 19

Wolves vs Olympiacos

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg

Getafe vs Inter Milan

Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Manchester United vs LASK

Roma vs Sevilla

Copenhagen vs Istabul Basaksehir

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