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Champions League to take place in Lisbon from August

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UEFA has announced that the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Champions League will take place in Lisbon from 12-23 August.

Following an all-encompassing break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the game is required to continue with four of the eight rounds of 16 second-leg ties that remain to be played.

The remaining matches of the subsequent leg will be played on August 7-8, with a choice still to be made on whether they will take place at the stadiums of the host team or in Portugal.

Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, and RB Leipzig have already claimed their place in the quarter-final round, which will take place at the Estadio da Luz and Jose Alvalade Stadium between 12-15 August.

The semi-final round takes place on 18-19 August with the Estadio da Luz facilitating the final on 23 August.

With the consolidated calendar, all remaining rounds will be played with extra time and penalty kicks as single-leg bind to choose champs.

The draw for the quarter-final round will take place on July 10 at UEFA headquarters with the federation illuminating the match plan at the time.

Istanbul, which was initially chosen to have the final this year, will presently have St Petersburg in 2021, Munich in 2023, and Wembley in 2024 as host urban areas have seen their obligations moved back by a year.

Meanwhile, the Europa League will be played in Germany as a straight knockout tournament, with Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, and Gelsenkirchen filling in as hosts.

In addition to the continuation of club rivalries, UEFA has affirmed that the 12 original Euro 2020 host urban areas were affirmed as scenes for the 2021 rescheduled tournament.

Because of the new timetable, changes will also be made to the 2020-21 Champions League qualifying process which is relied upon to initiate on August 8.

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