Lyon vs PSG: shock of the Women’s Champions League postponed due to coronavirus cases
When did Lyon ask to postpone the meeting?
Lyon issued a statement Tuesday evening announcing new positive COVID-19 tests and asking for the return quarter-final to be postponed.
The press release said: “Olympique Lyonnais announces that the PCR tests carried out this Monday morning, as part of the preparation for the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League, revealed four positive cases of COVID-19 within of the women’s first team.
“The four positive cases reported this morning come in addition to two other cases revealed at the end of last week, after PCR tests carried out on the whole peloton before the trip to Dijon as part of the 17th round in D1 Arkema.
“In view of the number of cases and directives from the Regional Health Agency calling for the isolation of the entire female workforce, Olympique Lyonnais asked UEFA to postpone the return match which is currently scheduled for Wednesday March 31 at Groupama Stadium against Paris Saint. -Germain.
What happened in the first leg?
Champions League holder Lyon lead PSG 1-0 after Wendie Renard converted an 86th-minute penalty following a Formiga handball at Parc des Princes.
PSG had chances in the first half but did not seize them. Lyon picked up their pace and managed to snatch a crucial away goal.
Lyon knocked out PSG in the semifinals last year, with Renard scoring the winner.
What are the other quarter-finals?
On Wednesday, Wolfsburg will host Chelsea at 1 p.m. (1-2 cumulative), Manchester City will face Barcelona (0-3 agg) at 4 p.m. and Rosengard will host Bayern (0-3 agg) on Thursday at 6 p.m.
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