Former England football team captain Wayne Rooney pens impassioned column in Sunday Times newspaper, arguing his fellow professionals were "easy targets" in pay cut proposal in response to coronavirus crisis.
The decision puts a halt to the current Champions League and Europa League matches, with global sport being brought to a virtual standstill by the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was taken after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus, while Everton announced their entire team had gone into self-isolation after a player reported symptoms of Covid-19.
Atletico advanced 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, thanks to two goals by Marcos Llorente in extra time and another by fellow substitute Alvaro Morata.
For Liverpool, a season of utter dominance has suddenly hit a slump with three defeats in four games in all competitions having also lost to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League, last-16 tie.
A number of sporting events around the world have either been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus.
Gabriel Jesus scored an equaliser in the 78th minute and Kevin De Bruyne netter an 83rd-minute winner from the penalty spot as Man City came from behind for a 2-1 win over Madrid in the first leg of the last 16 at the Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday.
With Sunday's La Liga Clasico against Real Madrid looming, Barca are also left with concerns over defender Gerard Pique, who limped off with an injury after falling heavily on his ankle.
Chelsea will need another Munich miracle in the second leg on March 18 to overturn the deficit at the Allianz Arena, where they famously beat the German club in the 2012 Champions League final.
Two-time runners-up Valencia will host the Serie A side at the Mestalla Stadium in the return leg on March 10.
After missing four games in the last fortnight with a rib injury, the Brazilian superstar Neymar looked short of match fitness in Tuesday's last-16, first-leg, defeat at Dortmund.
UEFA said in a statement that Man City had committed "serious breaches" of the rules while the Premier League club swiftly said they intended to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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