Manchester United’s mouthwatering Champions League clash with PSG WILL go ahead next Tuesday despite the French capital being in a state of emergency and 9pm curfews in place
Manchester United’s opening Champions League group game against Paris Saint-Germain is set to go ahead on Tuesday despite a strict curfew in the French capital.
President Emmanuel Macron has named Paris among nine cities where people must stay indoors between 9pm and 6am for four weeks from Saturday as he declared a state of emergency in an attempt to contain the coronavirus.
However, United’s clash with PSG can still go ahead behind closed doors at Parc des Princes because no supporters will be at the game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his Manchester United side to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday
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It will be a far cry from United’s last visit to Paris in March 2019 when 47,441 fans saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go through on away goals in the most dramatic of circumstances when Marcus Rashford converted an injury-time penalty.
The curfew will also be in place in Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Saint-Etienne, Rouen, Toulouse, Grenoble and Montpellier.
People will be able to make essential trips but will need a valid reason to leave their homes during the nine-hour lockdown.
The game will still go ahead despite Paris being among cities being hit with strict curfews
The game will be a far cry from when 47,441 fans saw United go through in Paris last year