Borussia Monchengladbach's match with Real Madrid will be played behind closed doors despite having over 10,000 tickets sold for the Champions League Matchday 2 game.
It was expected that there would be at least the presence of 300 fans, as something of a symbolic gesture, but an increase in coronavirus cases in the area has put paid to that idea.
"The decision has been reached in compliance with a directive from the district government of Düsseldorf," a statement from Monchengladbach read.
"Initially, 10,804 fans were permitted to attend the match at BORUSSIA-PARK, with the match being sold-out. Last week, the local health and regulatory agency of the city of Mönchengladbach had reduced the number of fans permitted to attend to 300, with the stadium initially being allowed to open at 20 per cent of its seated capacity.
"Now, the decision has been reached to have the game take place behind closed doors. The seven-day infection rate in Mönchengladbach, which measures how many new reported infections of Covid-19 there are per 100,000 inhabitants, is currently sitting at 94.2."