Champions League matches will go ahead, says Uefa

Uefa has announced that all Champions League and Europa League matches are scheduled to go ahead as planned next week in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
Champions League matches will go ahead, says Uefa

Paris St Germain are playing away next Wednesday against Swedish side Malmo in the Champions League, and Lyon host Belgium’s KAA Gent a night earlier.

Bordeaux are at Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday night, while Marseille and Monaco host Groningen of Holland and Anderlecht of Belgium respectively and St Etienne are in Norway taking on Rosenborg.

A statement from Uefa on Wednesday said the fixtures were set to be fulfilled among a full programme and that it is “working closely with the home clubs to ensure measures are in place to guarantee safety for all involved’’.

As well as Liverpool, six other British sides are in European action next week.

Tuesday’s Champions League matches see Arsenal host Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea face Maccabi Tel Aviv away, then Manchester United play PSV Eindhoven at home and Manchester City are at Juventus on Wednesday.

In Thursday’s Europa League action, Tottenham are at Qarabag and Celtic host Ajax.

Uefa’s statement said: “All matches are scheduled to go ahead as planned.

“Uefa has very strict rules regarding safety and security in relation to the organisation of matches and is working closely with the home clubs and local authorities to ensure all necessary measures are implemented to guarantee safety for all involved.

“Uefa has not issued directives about travelling fans, it is up to the relevant authorities to decide on such matters,” it added.

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