Champions League last 16 matches can be held at home stadiums behind closed doors: UEFA: The remaining 4 video games of the Champions League’s spherical of 16 will be hosted by the house crew, UEFA introduced Thursday, as an alternative of taking part in them in impartial Portugal.
Champions League last 16 matches can be held at home stadiums behind closed doors: UEFA
The competitors was halted in March due to the coronavirus and is ready to conclude with a mini-tournament at an empty stadium in Lisbon subsequent month, beginning with the quarterfinals.
Nonetheless, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester Metropolis can be allowed to host the second leg of their last-16 matches at dwelling.
UEFA confirmed Thursday it had clearance from public authorities in Spain, Germany, Italy and England to let the groups play at dwelling on Aug. 7 and eight. Few or no followers can be allowed within the stadiums.
UEFA additionally stated no tickets can be offered to followers for mini-tournament in Lisbon.
“In gentle of the present scenario, the UEFA government committee felt it prudent to conclude that UEFA matches ought to happen behind closed doorways till additional discover,” the governing physique stated.
Europa League last-16 will also be hosted by dwelling groups: UEFA
Within the Europa League, six golf equipment together with Manchester United may host their excellent second-leg video games within the spherical of 16 forward of a mini-tournament in Germany.
Beginning on Aug. 12, the Champions League quarterfinals can be performed on 4 straight nights in single-leg knockout video games on the dwelling stadiums of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.
The semifinals are on Aug. 18 and 19, and Benfica’s Stadium of Mild hosts the ultimate on Aug. 23.
Within the remaining round-of-16 video games, Bayern is the clearest favourite to advance having received 3-Zero at Chelsea within the first leg in February.
Man Metropolis leads 2-1 over Actual Madrid, Juventus trails 1-Zero in opposition to Lyon, and Barcelona resumes at 1-1 in opposition to Napoli.
Atalanta, Atlético Madrid, Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain already superior to the quarterfinals in March.
The quarterfinals and semifinals pairings can be drawn Friday at UEFA headquarters.
The ultimate was postponed from Might 30 on the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. It’ll host the 2021 remaining.
Within the Europa League, six second-leg video games will now be hosted on Aug. 5 and 6 by Man United, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk, Wolverhampton, Basel and Copenhagen.
The primary-leg video games have been performed in March with 4 in empty stadiums. Solely Istanbul Basaksehir and Rangers had followers within the stands for video games in opposition to Copenhagen and Bayer Leverkusen, respectively.
The 2 remaining pairings — Inter Milan-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma — couldn’t be performed in Italy or Spain in March as these nations have been hit exhausting by the spreading coronavirus. These pairings can be settled in single knockout video games in impartial Germany, additionally on Aug. 5 and 6.
The quarterfinals are scheduled for Aug. 10-11 in Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen. The semifinals are Aug. 16-17.
The ultimate is Friday, Aug. 21 in Cologne, changing the postponed Might 27 remaining in Gdansk, Poland.