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Lisbon to host Champions League quarters, semis and final over 12 days in August

Lisbon is set to host a reformatted conclusion to this season’s Champions League with the tournament’s quarter-finals, semi-finals and final set to take place over a 12 day period in August.

The Portuguese capital has been selected as the safest location to finish Europe’s premier competition, with the fixtures set to be played between August 12-23, with all ties set to be single-leg contests.

According to Sky Sports, the fixtures will be played at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz and Sporting Lisbon’s Estadio Jose Alvalade, with UEFA’s Executive Committee expected to approve the revised plans during a meeting between officials on Wednesday.

No plan has yet been made on how to conclude the outstanding last-16 ties, with Manchester City and Chelsea yet to play the second-legs of their knock-out ties against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively.

Premier League champions City currently lead 2-1 from their first leg against Madrid in Spain, though Frank Lampard’s side are 3-0 down following a comprehensive defeat to Bayern at Stamford Bridge in February.

The other ties that remain in the balance are Juventus against Lyon and Barcelona’s clash with Napoli, though Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig have already guaranteed their place in the last eight of the competition.

Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium, which was originally scheduled to host the final of the competition, will be compensated with the right to host a future final.

Discussions are also underway on how to finish this season’s Europa League with a similar format expected to be announced, with the Germany cities of Frankfurt and Dusseldorf appearing the likeliest destinations for Europe’s secondary competition.

Manchester United and Wolves are the English representative sides in the tournament, the former currently leading LASK 5-0 on aggregate and Wolves’ last-16 tie against Greek side Olympiakos currently poised after a 1-1 draw in Athens.

Read – Eight of the best matches you should watch when the Premier League restarts

See also – Assessing each side’s run-in in the race for Champions League football

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