UEFA has outlined the changes required to get the 2019/20 Champions League completed, with Portugal chosen as the destination for remaining fixtures.
Benfica’s Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (also hosting the final) and Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade have been named as the two venues set to stage the remaining matches.
Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as straight knockout tournament games and as single-legs, to speed up the conclusion of this season which has been on hold since March 11th.
There has yet to be decision about how the incomplete round of 16 second legs will play out, which could be at the home team’s stadium or in Portugal. If the latter, it is thought that the Estádio do Dragão in Porto and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four remaining second legs if required.
At this stage, UEFA has outlined the following dates of each round remaining in the competition:
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 (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon)
The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be held on July 10th 2020 at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 17, 2020
Due to the unprecedented circumstances, there has been a slight changes about upcoming UEFA Champions League finals. The 2019/20 decider was meant to be at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but will instead be moved forward to next year. As such, the three subsequent final hosts have agreed to move forward a year later to accommodate, with details below:
2020: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, 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
Before the Champions League was put on hold, half of the round of 16 ties were completed. Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético Madrid, RB Leipzig and Atalanta made it through to the quarter-finals.
The round of 16 second legs yet to be played are Juventus vs Lyon (0-1), Manchester City vs Real Madrid (2-1), Bayern vs Chelsea (3-0) and Barcelona vs Napoli (1-1).