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RB Leipzig vs Man City to be played behind closed doors

Manchester City’s Champions League match against RB Leipzig will be played behind closed doors due to new measures introduced following a rise in Covid-19 cases in Germany.

Bundesliga side Leipzig’s next three home games will be held without fans in the ground, with regional authorities set to place the state of Saxony into partial lockdown.

City are due to face Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena on December 7 in their final match of Group A.

“Following a rise in Covid-19 rates in Germany, regional authorities will be placing the state of Saxony into partial lockdown,” said a club statement from Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side top their group, one point clear of Paris Saint-Germain, with Leipzig bottom with one point from their first four games ahead of the penultimate round of games this week.

City won the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium 6-3 on September 15.

Leipzig’s home league games against Bayer Leverkusen on November 28 and Borussia Monchengladbach on December 11 will also be played without fans.