The much-awaited UEFA Champions League will resume on August 7, 2020, after it was halted on March 11 due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. The revised schedule to resume this season’s competition was decided after the UEFA’s Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday (June 17).
“The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures,” the statement on UEFA’s official website read.
UEFA informed that a decision is pending on whether the four remaining round of 16-second legs will take place at the home team’s stadium or in Portugal.
Following a meeting of UEFA’s executive committee on Wednesday, it has also been announced that the Champions League will be completed as a mini-competition from the quarterfinal onward, with Benfica’s Estadio da Luz and Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade being used to stage the games.
The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League schedule is published as:
August 7-8: Round of 16-second legs (venues to be confirmed)
August 12-15: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)
August 18-19: Semi-finals (Lisbon)
August 23: Final (Lisbon)
All fixtures will kick off at 21:00 CET (12:30 AM IST).
UEFA said the date for the quarter-final and semi-final draws will be communicated in due course.
Half of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties have already concluded, with Paris, Atlético, Leipzig, and Atalanta through to the quarter-finals.
The following round of 16-second legs is yet to be played:
Juventus vs Lyon (0-1)
Manchester City vs Real Madrid (2-1)
Bayern vs Chelsea (3-0)
Barcelona vs Napoli (1-1)
“The quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be split between Benfica’s Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP’s Estádio Jose Alvalade. The Estadio do Dragao in Porto and the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four outstanding round of 16 second legs if required,” stated UEFA.
The 2019/20 Champions League has been on hold since March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.