The following two La Liga fixtures will be played at empty stadiums.
More than 1,200 cases of coronavirus had been registered in Spain on Monday.
La Liga have announced that the next two weeks of fixtures will be played behind closed doors as coronavirus cases in Spain hit 1,200 on Monday. This means that Mallorca-Barcelona and Barca–Leganes will be played at empty stadium.
La Liga was looking to base its decisions on the reports it receives from the country’s health authorities. Until earlier, it hadn’t received recommendations that league games should be played without fans present. The Spanish Federation was reportedly working on finding alternative dates in case the round is postponed.
Summary of how the coronavirus outbreak across Europe is affecting football:
- Serie A suspended until 3 April
- Premier League doesn’t allow players to shake hands before games
- Valencia-Atalanta: Closed doors
- PSG-Borussia Dortmund: Closed doors
- Inter-Getafe: Closed doors
- Barcelona-Napoli: Closed doors
In Spain, the coronavirus has increased just like in Italy. More than a week ago, Italy reported around 1,000 cases, but that number has exploded up to over 7,000. As a result, around 16 million people have been quarantined.