OFFICIAL: Champions League to return on 7th August, final stages in Lisbon

June 17, 2020
The Champions League will resume in August. EFE

UEFA have confirmed in a press conference that the Champions League ‘final eight’ will be played in Lisbon in August. The final will be on Sunday 23rd August and the remaining last 16 games will take place on 7th and 8th August.

The Champions League final eight will be played in Lisbon in August, UEFA have confirmed. 

The four remaining last 16 games will be held in August at the grounds of the teams who are scheduled to host the first legs. Those matches will take place on 7th and 8th August. Those games are Man City versus Real Madrid, Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Juventus v Lyon and Barcelona v Napoli. The scheduled home team will host the game providing the situation allows. If not, then Porto and Guimaraes will host the games.

But, from the quarter-final stages onwards, all the games will be held in Lisbon. They will be between 12th and 15th August. The semi-finals will be on 18th and 19th August and the final on the 23rd. 

‘Bild’ revealed a possibility that has been taking shape up until the official announcement day. After the refusal of Istanbul to host the final behind closed doors, UEFA looked for a venue which would host the final game. 

But the COVID-19 pandemic changed all those plans. Therefore, the European organisation finally inclined to develop the Champions League in full at just one ground. So, it would be certain, if the demands are met and it is easier to control the maximum number of possible details.