The UEFA Executive Committee has released the calendar, format and venue where the remaining matches will be played to meet the Champions League and Europa League champions of the 2019/2020 season. The Champions League final will be played on August 23 in Lisbon.
There is already a date for the final of the Champions League. The Portuguese capital will host the top European competition on August 23. The remaining matches of the Champions and Europa League competitions will be played as a single match and behind closed doors. Manchester and Barcelona bet on playing at home. However, the EUFA prefers that all remaining matches be played in Portugal. In the event that they are played in Portugal, the chosen stadiums are Da Luz and José Alvalade.
The COVID-19 health crisis has changed UEFA’s plans. Finally, Istanbul will not host the 2019/2020 Champions League final. Those responsible have rejected this option due to its inability to guarantee security. Neither will Madrid. In recent days, it had been heard that the capital of Spain could be the new headquarters, however, it seems that the UEFA executive has opted for the Portuguese capital.
Champions League: A single game, final to 8
The end of this thorny season will be played with a new format, Final to 8. A single match will be played from which the semifinalists will come out and then the two finalists. As of today, Atalanta, Leipzig, PSG and Atlético de Madrid are in the quarterfinals waiting to meet the other teams. During the second week of August, the rest of the qualifiers will be played between Juventus-Olympique de Lyon; Manchester City- Real Madrid; Bayern-Chealse, and Barcelona-Naples.
The UEFA Executive Committee has announced the following match schedule:
Final at 8:12 and 23 August.
Quarterfinals: August 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Semifinals: August 18 and 19.
Final: August 23. The Champions League final will be played on August 23 in Lisbon
Like the Champions League, the Europa League will also resume next August to find out the champion of the 2019/2020 season. The matches will also be played with this innovative Final 8 format, that is, a single match and direct elimination. Finally, the chosen country is Germany and not the Polish city of Gdansk.
In the case of the Europa League, the Roma-Sevilla and Inter Milan-Getafe and six other qualifiers remain to be played.
The Super Cup will be held on September 24 in Budapest. This date is not certain, as it could coincide with the start of the new 2020/2021 season.