UEFA says UCL, Europa matches to go ahead as planned

BY foxsports • November 18, 2015

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

Paris Saint-Germain are playing away on Wednesday, November 25 against Malmo in the Champions League, and Lyon are scheduled to host Belgium's KAA Gent in Group H a night earlier.

Bordeaux are at Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday, November 26 while Marseille and Monaco host Groningen of Holland and Anderlecht of Belgium respectively and St Etienne are in Norway taking on Rosenborg.

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.

A UEFA's statement read: "All matches are scheduled to go ahead as planned.

"UEFA has very strict rules regarding safety and security in relation to the organization 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 traveling fans, it is up to the relevant authorities to decide on such matters."



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