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Bayern v Barca match to be held without fans

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Barcelona, second in Group E behind Bayern, are due to face the Germans on December 8 at the Allianz Arena

Barcelona’s Champions League group match away at Bayern Munich next week will be played without fans due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the German state of Bavaria, the LaLiga club said on Friday.

Barca, second in Group E behind Bayern, are due to face the German side on Dec. 8 at Allianz Arena.

“Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona will be played behind closed doors,” the Spanish club said.

“The game corresponding to match day six in the Champions League will be played without fans in the stadium due to the serious increase in coronavirus cases in the German region of Bavaria in the last few weeks.”

Manchester City’s game at RB Leipzig on Dec. 7 will also be played behind closed doors after the German state of Saxony went into partial lockdown last month.

The German government on Thursday reintroduced restrictions for sports events amid rising cases of COVID-19 infections and ruled that Bundesliga matches can only have an attendance of up to 50% and up to a maximum of 15,000 spectators.

German authorities fear a fourth wave of COVID-19 risks overwhelming intensive care units after recording 73,000 new infections and 388 deaths https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-germany-omicron-idUSL1N2SN398 on Thursday.

Two cases of the new Omicron variant were also detected in the southern German state of Bavaria last week.

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