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French Government puts in danger the participation of PSG and Lyon in Champions

Published:29/04/2020 - 10:48h

Updated:29/04/2020 - 11:31h

Ligue 1 has been canceled and in France they will not allow or play or train due to the coronavirus. This is a problem for PSG and Lyon, as they are both in the Champions League. The Parisians have made it clear that they will play the maximum continental competition

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The French Government has forced to the League and to the French Federation of football to cancel Tie it 1. The prime minister Frenchman, Édouard Philippe announced that in France would forbid the big events until September and that play to football remained also forbidden. "It will be possible, in sunny days, practise an individual sportive activity in the open air, respecting the rules of social distance. It will not be possible neither practise sport in places covered, neither the sports of team or of contact", explained the French politician.

This put in check to ties it gala, that at the end has had to cancel the competition. But the measures of the Government go to affect also to the Champions League​ and more specifically to Paris Saint-Germain and to the Olympique of Lyon. The Parisians already are classified for quarter-finals, whereas the ones of Lyon have to play the turn of eighth in front of the Juventus of Turín after winning 1-0 in the gone. Now, with this prohibition, in theory will not be able to play in France until September.

The idea of the UEFA seems that it is to restart the maximum continental competition in August, by what in principle in France will follow without being able to play to football. This is an important problem for Lyon and PSG, that go to try be still in the League of Champions was as it was. In the case of the ones of the French capital, his president, Nasser To the-Khelaïfi, already has gone out to the step and has wanted to leave clear that his idea keeps on being to play the Champions.

We respect the decision of the Government, but have to participate in the final stages of the League of Champions in the places and dates in which it was organised. If it is not possible to play in France, will play the parties abroad and will guarantee the best conditions of sanitary security to our players and technical body", ensured the maximum mandator of the Parisian group.

A 'Final to 8' would solve the problems of PSG and Lyon

The UEFA contemplates these problems from does time and therefore it has posed change the format when the competition return. If it happens to play a species of 'Final to 8' from eighth, that is what has spoken , neither PSG neither Lyon would have problems to participate in the tournament. In this case, all the parties would play in the same city in some safe surroundings that help to keep the security in front of the pandemia by coronavirus.

If at the end the UEFA decides that the best is that all remain as it is, PSG and Lyon (if it happens in front of the Juventus) will have to look for formulas to play the meetings home. In France seems that it will be impossible to do it, since the Government there would be descartado even the enclosed door. Both groups will have to look for then a stadium that allow them play to follow aspiring to raise the 'Orejona'.

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