Champions League football knockout stages Lisbon, August schedule

Champions League football knockout stages Lisbon, August schedule
Champions League football knockout stages Lisbon, August schedule

By Andrew Atkinson Chief Sports Editor

Champions League football knockout fixtures are scheduled to get underway in Lisbon, in an 12-day condensed tournament, in August.

Lisbon will host the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, during August 12-23, with ties played as single legs at the Estadio da Luz and the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

UEFA’s Executive Committee are expected to approve the fixtures at a meeting on June 17.

Original Champions League final hosts Istanbul are to be compensated, with the right to stage a future final.

Champions League quarter-finals: August 12-15. Champions League semi-finals: August 18/19. Champions League final: August 23.

The four outstanding last-16 matches to be completed has yet to be decided. Manchester City were set to play a second-leg match against Real Madrid on March 17 at the Etihad Stadium, leading 2-1 from the first leg in Spain. Chelsea trail 3-0 from the home first leg of their tie against Bayern Munich. The games will be played behind closed doors, at present, due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Champions League last-16 ties: Manchester City vs Real Madrid (2-1 after first leg). Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (3-0). Juventus vs Lyon (0-1). Barcelona vs Napoli (1-1)

Qualified are: Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, and RB Leipzig.

A decision has yet to be made on the remaining Europa League games this season, with Germany mooted as a possible venue.

The Women’s Champions League could follow a similar pattern, with reports in Spain suggesting the final games could be split between the Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian.

Europa League last-16 ties: FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Basaksehir (0-1). Wolves vs Olympiacos (1-1). Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers (3-1). Shaktar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg (2-1). Inter Milan vs Getafe (Both legs yet to be played). Sevilla vs Roma (Both legs yet to be played). FC Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt (3-0). Manchester United vs LASK (5-0).

UEFA is reportedly eyeing a mid-October start for the group stages of the 2020-21 Champions League.