The champions league is set to be completed in Lisbon, with the quarterfinals, semi finals and final to be played between August 12 to August 23.
The remaining second-leg matches will be played on August 7-8, with a decision still to be made on whether they will take place at the home team’s stadiums or in Portugal. The second leg matches include Real Madrid v Manchester City, Juventus v Lyon, Napoli v Barcelona and Chelsea v Bayern Munich.
Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain and Atalanta have all reached the last eight. The quarter-finals onwards will be played as a straight knock-out tournament in Portugal, moving the final from its original venue of Istanbul.
“The quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final will be played as a straight eight knockout tournament in Lisbon between the 12th and 23rd of August 2020,” UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti said.
Uefa further said: “A decision will be made in due course on whether these matches for which the first leg has already been played will be staged at the home team’s venue or in Germany.
The Europa League will also be played as a straight knock-out tournament in Germany, with Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen serving as hosts.
“Inter Milan v Getafe and Sevilla v Roma, whose first leg was also postponed, will be played as a single leg at a venue to be confirmed.” Marchetti added, with regards to the Europa league.
Uefa have also confirmed that all 12 original host cities will stage matches in the delayed Euro 2020 finals. That competition will now start on 11 June 2021. The outstanding play-off matches will be staged during the international windows starting on 8 October and 12 November, respectively.
“I am delighted that we are able to resume almost all of our competitions. I am confident that we will not have to endure the fans’ absence for long and that they will be allowed into stadiums sooner rather than later,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
By Muyiwa Aguda