Thursday held a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee, which adopted a number of decisions of the European Cup seasons 2019/20 and 2020/21.
Champions League and Europa League
Return matches of 1/8 final of the Champions League and Europa League will be held on the sidelines of the teams first matches played on the road. On Friday UEFA will publish the complete schedule.
In the Champions League left to play are the return matches of 1/8 final: Manchester city – real Madrid, Bayern, Chelsea, Juventus, Lyon and Barcelona – Napoli. In the quarter-finals is already out PSG, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and Leipzig.
In the Europa League 1/8 finals second leg will play “Shakhtar” – “Wolfsburg”, “Basaksehir” – “Copenhagen”, “Olympiakos” – “Wolverhampton”, “Rangers” – “Bayer”, “Eintracht Frankfurt” Frankfurt – Basel, CARESSES, the Ministry of justice. In pairs inter – Getafe and Sevilla – Roma, where the first matches took place, the winner will be determined in one game in Germany.
The draw for the 1/4 finals of the Champions League and Europa League will take place on the 10th of July.
The presence of fans
Return matches of 1/8 finals of the European Cup definitely will be held without fans. UEFA announced that talks with the authorities of Portugal and Germany, which will host matches of the European Cup 1/4 finals, but while all goes to the fact that the rest of the season matches will take place without fans in the stands.
At this point, UEFA has postponed a final decision
Champions League and Europa League season 2020/21
UEFA decided that the qualification for the Champions League and Europa League 2020/21 season will consist of one match and not the traditional plan of “building-out”. About how to determine the owner of the field, there is no information, but probably will help the draw.
UEFA has decided to postpone the introduction of a system of VAR in the Europa League. Earlier it was planned that VAR will in all Europa League matches from the group stage of the season 2020/21.
Now the system videoassistance should appear with the group phase of the Europa League 2021/22 season.
However, it was confirmed that the VAR system will be used in the Europa League-2020/21 starting from 1/16 finals, and will continue to help referees after the restart of the 2019/20 campaign.