UEFA: No Plan B needed on Champions League finale

UEFA: No Plan B needed on Champions League finale

Aleksander Ceferin: “I am confident that with the continued and constant collaboration between all stakeholders, we will conclude the season in a positive way in Lisbon”

Last Updated: 30/06/20 7:59pm

The Champions League final is scheduled for August 23 in Lisbon
The Champions League final is scheduled for August 23 in Lisbon

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has eased fears the Champions League could be threatened by further coronavirus outbreaks.

The current continental campaign will conclude in Portugal in August, after being halted by the pandemic in March.

But from Wednesday, 19 neighbourhoods north of Lisbon, the host city, will go back into lockdown, with gatherings limited to five people.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he is confident the Champions League will be able to conclude in Lisbon as planned
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he is confident the Champions League will be able to conclude in Lisbon as planned

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa spoke to Ceferin and Portuguese Football Federation president Fernando Gomes via video on Tuesday, ahead of the mini-tournament in August.

Champions League last-16 ties still to be played

  • Man City (2) vs (1) Real Madrid
  • Bayern Munich (3) vs (0) Chelsea
  • Juventus (0) vs (1) Lyon
  • Barcelona (1) vs (1) Napoli

Ceferin said in a statement: “I would like to thank the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa for his dedication to this project and the work he is doing alongside the Portuguese Football Federation to ensure that Portugal delivers a successful tournament.

“I am confident that with the continued and constant collaboration between all stakeholders, we will conclude the season in a positive way in Lisbon.

“There is no need for a Plan B.”

  • Champions League last 16: August 7-8
  • Champions League quarter-finals: August 12-15
  • Champions League semi-finals: August 18-19
  • Champions League final: August 23

The final-eight event is due to begin with the first quarter-final on August 12, with the final scheduled for August 23.

Manchester City lead Real Madrid 2-1 from their first leg while Chelsea trail Bayern Munich 3-0, having seen the second legs of their last 16 matches postponed in March.

No venues have been confirmed for the outstanding last-16 games but they are due to be played on August 7 and 8.

Ties from the quarter-finals onwards will be split between Benfica’s Stadium of Light and Sporting Lisbon’s Estadio Jose Alvalade

Super 6: More Misery for Moyes?

Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 jackpot for a sixth time this season on Wednesday. Play for free, entries by 6pm.

Source

%d bloggers like this: