UEFA are considering postponing all of this week’s Europa League round of 16 matches over coronavirus fears, according to prominent journalist Tancredi Palmeri, leaving Rangers waiting ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Leverkusen.

Palmeri has claimed that UEFA are currently meeting to decide whether to postpone Inter Milan v Getafe after the Spanish side said they wouldn’t be travelling to Italy – and that could be expanded to the entire round.

 

Rangers are due to host Leverkusen tomorrow before the return in Germany next week but it now looks as though the games could be at serious risk due to coronavirus.

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Several games were already due to be played behind closed doors tomorrow night, with the Ibrox clash one of the few set to take place with no restrictions.

A general view of the stadium during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.

(Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

If the fixtures are cancelled, UEFA will face a real race to try to find a way to reorganise them and get the competition completed before the end of the season and this summer’s European Championship.

Rangers were already set for the second leg of the Leverkusen clash to be behind closed doors after the German club announced yesterday they wouldn’t be allowing fans in after the regional government moved to cancel events with over 100 attendees.

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