We finally have confirmation as to when the UEFA Champions League will resume.
As reported by Sky Sports, the remaining Round of 16 matches will be played on August 7 and 8. The final eight teams in the quarter-finals will participate in a single-elimination knockout tournament from August 12 to the 15. The semi-finals will be played on August 18 and 19 and finally, the final will be on August 23.
Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who took part in the Executive Committee by video conference, welcomes the return of the Champions League in August.https://t.co/BijckFXXJY
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) June 17, 2020
All matches from the quarter-finals to the championship match will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, and split between Benfica’s Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade. It’s yet to be decided if the Round of 16 matches will also take place in Portugal or at the stadium of one of the participating teams. The final will be played at Benfica’s home ground.
We also don’t know if fans will be allowed to be in attendance for the Champions League. That decision will be made by mid-July according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
For Paris Saint-Germain, the news means they now have a date to circle on their calendar and something tangible to prepare for as they are set to return to training on June 22.
The draw for the quarter-final and semi-final will take place on July 10.
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