BREAKING: Champions League officially postponed

BREAKING: Champions League officially postponed

UEFA on Monday announced that it has officially postponed the 2019/2020 men's and women's Champions League and Europa League finals due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The European football body, however, added that no alternative dates have been identified. 

The competitions were halted at the round of 16 stages with Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig having booked their tickets to the quarterfinals. Defending Champions Liverpool had been knocked out. 

On March 17, UEFA announced the postponement of Euro 2020 to next 2021 summer and formed a committee to work on possible return dates for both Champions League and Europa League.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin issued a statement about the situation:

"We are at the helm of a sport that vast numbers of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast-moving opponent. It is at times like these that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism.

"The health of fans, staff and players has to be our number one priority and, in that spirit, UEFA tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football. There was a real spirit of cooperation, with everyone recognising that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result."