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The resolution of the Champions League 2019/20 It arrives in the middle of summer, when in other years the trophy was already in the victor’s windows, thanks to the coronavirus. UEFA flatly refused to cancel its tournament par excellence, nor did the Europa League.
From August 7 to 23, all the teams involved will seek to reach a final that will not be played in Istanbul, as planned, but in Lisbon.
The good work of Portugal to deal with the pandemic made the Portuguese country a perfect candidate to host a tournament that will be resolved under a format of ‘ending at 8’, which is celebrated from August 12.
On days 7 and 8 the second leg of the round of 16 games were played that remained to be resolved since March, when the pandemic forced everything to stop. Real Madrid was eliminated by the Manchester City and the Barcelona it happened at the expense of Naples.
From the quarterfinals, everything is followed and a single match: August 12, 13, 14 and 15 the quarters; 18 and 19 the semifinals and August 23, the grand final. All are disputed in Lisbon, distributed among the fields of Benfica (Estadio da Luz, which will also host the final) and Sporting from Portugal (Jose Alvalade Stadium).
The crosses are as follows:
Quarterfinals (August 12, 13, 14 and 15)
- QF1: Manchester City – Lyon (August 15)
- QF2: Leipzig – Atlético de Madrid (13 August)
- QF3: Barcelona – Bayern Munich (August 14)
- QF4: Atalanta – Paris Saint Germain (1-2)
Semifinals (August 18)
- SF1: Winner QF1 – Winner QF3
- SF2: Winner QF2 – PSG
Final (August 23)
- Winner SF1 – Winner SF2
All matches will be played behind closed doors, without an audience, and UEFA establishes a strict protocol to avoid contagion. Thus, all participants must undergo PCR tests every two days to guarantee that they will play their matches without risk, and they must be confined to their hotels while they are not playing the matches or training.