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Bayer Leverkusen Confirm Rangers Tie in Germany Will Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Bayer Leverkusen Confirm Rangers Tie in Germany Will Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Bayer Leverkusen have tonight confirmed the home-leg of their Europa League tie against Rangers will be played behind closed doors due to fears surrounding the Coronavirus.

The Bundesliga giants travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the first instalment of the last-16 tie between the two sides, with the return match in Germany next week.

Earlier today, Rangers issued a statement on their official website initially advising that the second-leg would go ahead as planned, with fans inside both ends of the 30,210 UFEA five-star BayArena stadium.

However, Leverkusen’s official account tonight tweeted an update for supporters which revealed their home leg will now be played behind closed doors, as well as other crucial upcoming Bundesliga fixtures:

Earlier today, we told you how Celtic had revealed they’ve banned their players from taking selfies with supporters until further notice, as a precautionary step to try and contain the virus.

This development is a bitter blow to Gers fans hoping to travel to Germany but could playing in-front of no home fans perhaps help Steven Gerrard’s men reach the quarter-finals?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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