Finally! UCL to resume August 7, as UEFA rolls-out new rules [SEE FIXTURES]

UEFA Champions League

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Excitement galore for football fans across the globe as football's most prestigious clubs tournament, the UEFA Champions League, UCL, makes a wonderful return to our screens come August 7. 

 

However, NEWS FLAKES NG reports that the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures following new rules from the tournament governing body, UEFA. 

 

Meanwhile, a decision is pending on whether the four remaining round of 16 second legs will take place at the home team's stadium or in Portugal.

 

The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be split between Benfica's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP's Estádio José Alvalade. The Estádio do Dragão in Porto and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four outstanding round of 16 second legs if required.

 

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The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League has been on hold since Wednesday 11 March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

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The revised schedule to conclude this season's competition was confirmed following Wednesday's UEFA Executive Committee meeting.

 

2019/20 UEFA Champions League schedule

 

7-8 August: Round of 16 second legs (venues to be confirmed)

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12-15 August: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)

18-19 August: Semi-finals (Lisbon)

23 August: Final (Lisbon)

 

All fixtures will kick off at 21:00 CET. The date for the quarter-final and semi-final draws will be communicated in due course; the exact match schedule will then follow.

 

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Upcoming UEFA Champions League finals

The 2019/20 final was due to be held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul which will now instead stage the 2020/21 showpiece. The three subsequent final venues have also agreed to host a year later than originally planned.

 

2020: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal

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2021: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey

2022: Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2023: Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany

2024: Wembley Stadium, London, England

 

UEFA medical protocol and matches behind closed doors

The key principles of the UEFA medical protocol were also approved on Wednesday, and detailed guidelines will now be finalised over the next few weeks to ensure that a thorough sanitary plan be put in place to protect the health of all participants to UEFA matches when the competitions resume.

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UEFA will be regularly assessing the situation across the continent and will liaise with local authorities to see when spectators could gradually return.

 

Key amendments to the 2019/20 club competitions' regulations

Teams will be allowed to register three new players on their List A for the remainder of the 2019/20 season, provided such players were already registered and eligible for the club since the last registration deadline (3 February 2020 for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League).

 

List A will still only be able to contain a maximum of 25 players. It will not be possible for clubs to register newly-transferred players.

 

Five substitutions will be allowed in all the remaining matches in season 2019/20, in accordance with the temporary change to the Laws of the Game, whereas the number of substitutions for season 2020/21 will remain at three.

 

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Next season

The access list for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League has not been affected by the new calendar.

 

The deadline for national associations to enter teams to the competitions will be 3 August for the UEFA Champions League.

 

The UEFA Executive Committee also approved a revised calendar for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

 

See graphics of full remaining knock-out fixtures below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;

 

 

 

 

 

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