A reputable source reports that UEFA is drawing up a plan that would see second legs scrapped for the quarter-finals and semi-finals, allowing the Champions League to be completed at one stadium by 22 August.
Apparently Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz is the preferred option to host the tournament as there are no Portuguese sides left in the competition, although Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena are reportedly contenders to host the event.
The 2020 Champions League final was due take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on 30 May, but the Associated Press reported over the weekend that UEFA will move the game from Istanbul because it is ‘no longer practical’ to stage the fixture in the Turkish city this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The last Champions League fixtures took place on 11 March and it is still unclear how the four outstanding last-16 ties will be completed. The quarter-final Champions League ties are: Atlético Madrid v. Manchester City/Real Madrid; Barcelona/Napoli v. PSG; Leipzig v. Atalanta and Bayern Munich/Chelsea v. Juventus/Lyon.
UEFA is still considering how to decide the winner of this season’s Europa League, with a final decision on its two club competitions expected on 17 June.