UEFA have officially confirmed that the first leg of Roma’s Europa League Round of 16 clash with Sevilla has been postponed.
Roma were due to travel from Italy to Spain today for the match, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday evening – but travel restrictions between the two countries meant their flights were not authorised.
There are growing fears about the outbreak of the Coronavirus, with Italy placed on lockdown and Spain concerned about the potential rise in cases in their country.
Therefore, Roma will not travel to Spain for the match, with a further announcement from UEFA to be made in due course.
Confirmation has now also arrived from UEFA - #ASRoma’s clash with Sevilla in the #UEL on Thursday has been postponed due to travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the coronavirus. https://t.co/cblh0eG8jQ— Giallorossi Yorkshire (@RomaYorkshire) March 11, 2020
The second leg, which takes place in Rome next week, has not yet been officially postponed, but with Serie A suspended until April, one can only assume it may not go ahead either.
Thoughts are with anyone affected either directly or indirectly at this concerning time.
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