Coronavirus outbreak: Valencia and Atalanta Champions League second-leg to be played behind closed doors


No supporters will be allowed into the Mestalla Stadium when Valencia play Atalanta on 10 March

Valencia’s Champions League last-16 tie at home to Atalanta on 10 March will be played behind closed doors in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Spain’s health ministry says it wants to avoid “large gatherings of fans”.

Serie A side Atalanta hold a 4-1 lead afterlast month’s first leg in Italy.

Juventus’ Champions League tie against Lyon on 17 March is also likely to be affected after the Italian government decreed all sport be played behind closed doors until 3 April.

Spain has 237 reported cases of coronavirus so far, with three deaths.

Italy is the worst-hit European country with

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