Coronavirus: Bayern Munich v Chelsea to be played behind-closed-doors

German club hold a 3-0 lead after the first leg at Stamford Bridge

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The Champions League last 16, second leg tie between Bayern Munich and Chelsea will take place in an empty stadium, the German club announced, as measures are taken around the world to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

"Our @ChampionsLeague game against @ChelseaFC will take place behind closed doors," Bayern wrote on their Twitter account. "All ticket holders will be given a full refund.

"It has not yet been decided whether or not Bayern's home games up until 19th April will have fans or not."

Sports and entertainment events across the globe are taking similar measures to combat Covid-19, which based on the latest reports has infected more than 116,000 people and caused the death of more than 4,000 people.

La Liga announced on Tuesday that all matches will be played in empty stadiums for at least the next two weeks, while Serie A in Italy - the worst-effected country in Europe - has postponed all matches until at least after April 3.

Next week's match at the Allianz Arena is the latest Champions League tie to announce it will be played in an empty stadium. Valencia's clash against Atalanta on Tuesday night will be played without spectators at the Mestalla, as will Wednesday night's match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes.

However, the other two fixtures this week - RB Leipzig v Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday and Wednesday's clash between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid - will go ahead with fans in attendance.

Bayern have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals having won the first leg at Stamford Bridge 3-0 last month.