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UEFA confirms Champions League resumption dates for August

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WED, JUN 17 2020-theG&BJournal- UEFA Wednesday confirmed new date for the resumption of the 2019/20 Champions League Quarter Final matches, with the first match scheduled for August 7.

The Championship will be played within a 12-day period and as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August.

‘’All these ties will be single-leg fixtures,’’ UEFA said.

The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be split between Benfica’s Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade.

The Estádio do Dragão in Porto and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four outstanding round of 16 second legs if required.

The revised schedule to conclude this season’s competition was confirmed following Wednesday’s UEFA Executive Committee meeting.

UEFA said a decision is pending on whether the four remaining round of 16 second legs will take place at the home team’s stadium or in Portugal.

Matches were suspended since Wednesday 11 March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

UEFA said the key principles of the UEFA medical protocol were also approved on Wednesday, and ‘’detailed guidelines will now be finalised over the next few weeks to ensure that a thorough sanitary plan be put in place to protect the health of all participants to UEFA matches when the competitions resume.’’

 

UEFA is say they will be regularly assessing the situation across the continent and will liaise with local authorities to see when spectators could gradually return.

2019/20 UEFA Champions League schedule

7-8 August: Round of 16 second legs (venues to be confirmed)

12-15 August: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)

18-19 August: Semi-finals (Lisbon)

23 August: Final (Lisbon)

Upcoming UEFA Champions League finals

The 2019/20 final was due to be held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul which will now instead stage the 2020/21 showpiece. The three subsequent final venues have also agreed to host a year later than originally planned.

2020: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica or Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal

2021: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey

2022: Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2023: Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany

2024: Wembley Stadium, London, England

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