Champions League And Europa Leage Set For Mini-Tournament In August

Paola Ditto
Giugno 16, 2020

Sky Sport Italia report that Juventus could face Lyon in the Champions League on August 7-8 in Turin.

Wednesday June 17 will be the day that UEFA release to the public just what will happen to both the Champions League and Europa League competitions in 2019/20. All would be single-elimination games.

Once those matches are completed, the scene will shift to the Portuguese capital.

Ties that have already been started will finish in the usual way, meaning Barcelona will host Napoli at the Camp Nou and Real Madrid will travel to Manchester City's Etihad Stadium. The semis would follow on August 18 and 19, with the final - which had been slated for last month in Istanbul - on August 23. Chelsea are 3-0 down from the home first leg of their tie against Bayern Munich.

Original Champions League final hosts Istanbul are expected to be compensated with the right to stage a future final.

Lisbon's Estadio da Luz has a capacity of 65,000
Lisbon's Estadio da Luz has a capacity of 65,000

A similar format will reportedly be used for this season's Europa League, with matches to be played at various sites in Germany.

UEFA officials have spoken with different federations about the possibility of reappointing the final venues, with San Sebastian and Bilbao both putting themselves forward as hosts of the women's Champions League.

But how it reaches that point - and when the qualifying rounds take place - is an extremely complex problem to solve with many leagues likely to still be ongoing when the preliminaries are usually scheduled. EURO 2020 got delayed for a year, and will now be held in 2021.

Sitting alongside those matches will be the 2020-21 Nations League, which had originally been scheduled to be played over the September, October and November worldwide breaks.

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