PSG President Excited About Unprecedented Champions League Format

After weeks of speculation, UEFA officially announced the dates and format for the resumption of the Champions League.

Once the Round of 16 matches are completed, the quarter-finals, which include Paris Saint-Germain, will begin on August 12 and run through the 15. The semi-finals will take place on August 18 and 19 and the winners will compete in the final on August 23.

All of the matches between the final eight clubs will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, and a single-elimination format will be implemented instead of the traditional two-legged ties.

The draw for the quarter-finals is yet to be determined but it can be assumed that PSG will have very little time to prepare for their opponent.

On PSG’s official website, club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, thanked UEFA for working towards resuming the Champions League and his excitement regarding the proposed changes to the format.

“I would like to salute the work put in by UEFA in order to permit the clubs involved to finish the Champions League, which remains the most popular and prestigious club competition in the world.”

“I am also very satisfied with the organization of another finals tournament for the Women’s Champions League, in which our team will take on Arsenal in the quarter-finals. In recent weeks I have had the chance to reiterate the extent to which the Champions League is important to the finances of clubs and broadcasters, but above all is important to the supporters, who love this competition.”

“This unprecedented formula will be exciting and full of emotions. Our players and the coaching staff, who will be back in training next Monday, will do everything, with the talent and professionalism they are renowned for, in order to be ready for the start of August and the European challenge that awaits them.”

PSG will return to training on June 22, where they will prepare to potentially play a few friendlies against other French clubs before the Coupe de France final and Coupe de la Ligue final set to take place at the end of July.

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