Champions league : all the info on the draw of the Final 8 ! - The Point

The League of champions sign back ! On Friday, UEFA will take place in Nyon (Switzerland) the draw of the final tournament of the competition, to be held in Aug

Champions league : all the info on the draw of the Final 8 ! - The Point

The League of champions sign back ! On Friday, UEFA will take place in Nyon (Switzerland) the draw of the final tournament of the competition, to be held in August in Lisbon. It is at this time that PSG and OL know their potential route to the final. But, this year, the mode of employment of the poll is somewhat modified.

A draw full

a public health Crisis requires, it is a final phase of history that is about to experience the champions League. And, on this occasion, the european football governing body has planned to do in a time of the draw of the entirety of the games remaining until the grand finale. In the clear, and like the tennis tournaments, the competing teams will know their opponents for the quarter, but also for the semi's and potentially for the final.

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from the quarters, the matches should be played on a single direct confrontation instead of round-trip, as originally planned. The quarter-finals will be held from 12 to 15 August, the semi-finals on 18 and 19 August, and the grand finale will take place on the 23rd of August. All these meetings will begin at 21 hours, and must play Lisbon, the city chosen to host this " Final 8 ". Two stages of the Portuguese capital have been selected : the estadio Da Luz (which will host the final) and the estadio José Alvalade.

Four teams already qualified

For the moment, four teams are already qualified for the quarter-finals of the C1 : PSG, Atletico Madrid, Atalanta Bergamo and Leipzig. The four remaining places will go to clubs who will come out victorious in the eighth-finals which must be played on 7 and 8 August (Juventus-Lyon, Barcelona-Naples, Bayern-Chelsea and Manchester City-Real Madrid). After you have planned to organize these knockout back on neutral ground, in Lisbon, prior to the " Final 8 ", UEFA, pressed notably by Barcelona and Manchester City, have accepted that they occur in the cities planned : Turin, Manchester, Barcelona and Munich.

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Deprived of a national championship (League 1 having been interrupted permanently), the two French clubs still in the race are now having to prepare for these big european meetings. For the PSG and OL, the ideal would be to play the quarters on the 12th of August, to move on to a possible semi-final the 18, after six days of rest. The second semi-final will be held on August 19 and the final, the 23. Finally, the question of the presence or not of the audience for these matches should also be determined. Except surprise, given the health situation in Lisbon, which is reconfine little by little, it's a safe bet that these meetings will be held behind closed doors. Answer Friday, July 10,...

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 02:33

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