UEFA: What you need to know about the resumption of the Champions League

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Atlético Madrid, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, and Paris Saint-Germain have qualified for the last eight games, but half of the round of 16 was not yet finished when the coronavirus forced football to Stop.

Manchester City should play a home match against Real Madrid, leading 2-1, Chelsea are 3-0 from the first leg against Bayern Munich, while Juventus are expected to host Lyon, who won the first leg 1 -0, and Barcelona are expected to play at home against Napoli at 1-1.

The eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals are due to arrive in Lisbon to start the knockout series from 12 to 15 August.

The 2019/20 Champions League is set to end with “a final 8” in a 12-day mini-tournament in Lisbon on 23 August, the date designated by UEFA to play in the final.

The elite European competition is halfway through the round of 16 but had to be interrupted last March following the coronavirus pandemic.

The executive committee of the European football governing body confirmed the final in Lisbon at its meeting on Wednesday. The final was to be played in Istanbul, which will instead get 2021 final. Other finals have also been postponed by a year, which means that Saint Petersburg will get 2022, Munich 2023, and Wembley 2024.

“The quarterfinals, semi-finals and final of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League will be played as a knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, in August. All of these links will be single matches, ”read the press release. The draw for the quarter-finals is scheduled for July 10.

UEFA specifies that the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final will be shared between Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica from Benfica and Estádio José Alvalade from Sporting CP.

Estádio do Dragão in Porto and Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four exceptional rounds of 16 return matches if necessary.

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