Bayern Munich will host Barcelona behind closed doors in the Champions League next Wednesday, following new measures taken by the German government.
Wednesday December 8, Bayern Munich and the FC Barcelona meet for the last day of the group stages of this Champions League. After the overwhelming victory (3-0) of the Bavarians in the first leg, it is a decisive match for the Barcelonans who will be almost obliged to seek a result to hope to qualify for the round of 16. Unfortunately, this shock will be played behind closed doors.
As the announcement Mundo Deportivo, Germany will strengthen its sanitary measures due to the development of Omicron variant, which has increased the number of people infected with Covid-19 across the Rhine in recent days.
“Football has an important role of example”
Markus Söder, Minister President of Bavaria announced this decision on Tuesday. “It is important today to take a united decision for the whole country, namely that no spectators should be admitted. If it doesn’t work at the federal level, we will do it alone at the Bavarian level ”, he told regional radio Bayerischer Rundfunk. He also highlighted the fact that professional football “has an important role as an example” on his Twitter account.
Fußballspiele sollten wieder ohne Zuschauer sein. Bayern wird das tun. Die hohe Mobilität bei der An- und Abreise ist aktuell nicht verantwortbar. Der Fußball hat eine große Vorbildfunktion. Wir müssen jetzt überall Kontakte reduzieren.
– Markus Söder (@Markus_Soeder) November 30, 2021
This measure will apply at least until the end of 2021, so Bayern will play two more Bundesliga games without its supporters, against Mainz and Wolfsburg. Other Bavarian clubs are also concerned, Augsburg and Greuther Fürth will also have to do without their supporters.