Champions League to be concluded with mini-tournament in Lisbon

The Champions League will be completed in August with a ‘final eight’ tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, UEFA has announced.

Both the Champions League and Europa League were suspended in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Champions League will resume with the second-leg of the remaining last 16 games played on 7 and 8 August – Manchester City have yet to play their home leg against Real Madrid, Chelsea are away at Bayern Munich, Juventus are home to Lyon and Napoli travel to Barcelona.

Uefa said it has yet to decide whether to host the matches at the home grounds or at a neutral venue.

The subsequent knockout rounds will be single-leg affairs and will be hosted in Lisbon between 12 to 23 August.

Following the new arrangement, the final has been scheduled for 23 August in the Portuguese capital.

Istanbul, originally appointed to stage the 2020 final, will now host the 2021 final.

The Europa League will resume from 10 August. The remaining last 16 games will be played on 5 and 6 August, with the finale set for cities across Germany.


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