To reduce the expansion of the virus, the Man City boss Pep Guardiola wants to suspend the matches. Coronavirus is spreading throughout the World. Every day, the newly affected countries are coming to the front as well as the newly affected peoples. Besides, every day, a big number of people are dying for the Coronavirus issue.
Though, already the different football league officials have taken certain steps. They are arranging the league football audienceless. In the close door matches, the club officials and few selected journalists are witnessing the games. In Italy, the Italian government has suspended all the matches until the 3rd of April. But the Spanish manager Guardiola thinks that it is better to suspend the matches than audienceless play.
The different European leagues are already taking place the close door matches which is fully audienceless. And now, the current Premier League champion Man City boss thinks that in the Premier League, the same decision might come from the government. But he has voted for suspending the matches rather than playing audienceless. He does not like to play without the fans on the ground. In the ongoing week, a few European leagues matches will be executed audienceless.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t want to play matches without fans in the stadium 🏟 pic.twitter.com/XPYivuurdE
— Goal (@goal) March 10, 2020
However, earlier today the Champions League round of the last sixteen took place between Valencia and Atalanta. The match between them was audienceless. Besides, the next UCL match between Paris SG and Borussia Dortmund will be the close door match as we know. Earlier today, the news has come to the front that at the Nou Camp, the UCL match between Barcelona and Napoli will also follow the rules of the close door.
Pep Guardiola would rather not play at all if Man City were asked to play without fans. pic.twitter.com/2jFR4dOclN
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 10, 2020
The Spanish Football Federation has also taken certain steps of grounding the matches audienceless. For the next two weeks, the La Liga matches will be staged without the visitors. So, Pep Guardiola has thought that the same rules are coming to their Premier League. But he personally does not like to play the Premier League or Champions League matches without the fans. But obviously, they have to follow the instructions from the government.
The current situation of Man City is not good in the Premier League. They already far behind than the top-ranked team Liverpool. It seems that Man City has already missed the Premier League title though they are on the 2nd position. Now, they have the chance of winning the FA Cup and the Champions League. But, Guardiola’s first priority is the Champions League right now.