Wednesday morning , UEFA held informal meetings with the presidents of the European clubs where the leaders of European football once again confirmed that they are going to play the Champions League 2019/20.
According to RMC Sport, the bosses of UEFA reminded at this meeting that the national Championships, which can be renewed, must be completed before the end of July to Champions League and Europa League could be played in August.
According to several sources close to UEFA, discussed the preliminary calendar of matches of the European Cup in August. Journalists found out that UEFA has scheduled the return match of 1/8 final of the knockout round of the Champions League between Juventus and Lyon on 8 August in Turin (the first match the French club at home won 1:0). This will be possible if the situation with the pandemic will play football.
Matches of the 1/4 finals scheduled for the period from 10 to 15 August. It is too early to talk about the competition format, and also it is impossible to say whether the opposition consist of two matches at both stadiums clubs.
The proposed version of the calendar of the Champions League and Europa League (August 2020):
- 1/8 final: August 7-8
- 1/4 finals: 11-12 and August 14-15
- 1/2 final: 18-19 and 21-22 August
- Final: August 29 (Istanbul)
- 1/8 final: 2-3 and 6 August
- 1/4 finals: 10 and 13 August
- 1/2 final: 17 and 20 August
- Final: 26 or 27 August (Gdansk)