Due to Covid, Germany has placed Saxony under lockdown, so Man City’s match against RB Leipzig will be played behind closed doors.

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Due to Covid, Germany has placed Saxony under lockdown, so Man City’s match against RB Leipzig will be played behind closed doors.

MANCHESTER CITY will play RB Leipzig in the Champions League behind closed doors next month after the German state of Saxony was placed on partial lockdown.

Pep Guardiola’s team will still play their final group stage match abroad.

Traveling fans, on the other hand, will not be allowed into the stadium, even if they have purchased tickets.

Supporters will, however, receive a full refund, according to City.

“Regional authorities in Saxony will be placing the state of Saxony into partial lockdown following a rise in COVID-19 rates in Germany,” the Premier League champions said in a statement.

“As a result, RB Leipzig’s UEFA Champions League match against Manchester City at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday, December 7th will now be played behind closed doors, with no fans in attendance.”

“Manchester City supporters who purchased tickets for this match will be refunded in full.”

“In the coming days, the Club will contact impacted supporters to confirm that the refund has been processed,” says the statement.

Michael Kretschmer, the state premier of Saxony, made the decision to implement a partial lockdown.

A total of 57,302 new coronavirus cases were reported in Germany yesterday, raising fears of a fourth wave across Europe.

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