The Champions League plans to return on Aug. 7, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and final to be played as a knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, UEFA announced Wednesday.
The tournament was in the midst of its round of 16 when it was forced to pause on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four remaining round of 16 second legs will resume on Aug. 7-8, and will take place either at the home team’s stadium or in Portugal.
The quarterfinals will run from Aug. 12-15, the semifinals on Aug. 18-19 and the final will take place on Aug. 23. All matches will be single elimination.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 17, 2020
The quarterfinals, semifinals 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.
UEFA also announced on Wednesday that the Europa League will follow a similar course as the Champions League.
The remainder of the round of 16 matches will be played on Aug. 5-6 at venues still to be determined, with the Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma ties – which had their first legs postponed in March – featuring just one match to determine which teams advance to the next round.
The Europa League quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will be played as a knockout tournament in Germany between Aug. 10-21.
Remaining #UEL round of 16 matches will be played on 5/6 August, with a decision to come on where these take place.
Internazionale Milano v Getafe CF and Sevilla FC v AS Roma, whose first leg was postponed, will be played as one leg at a venue to be confirmed.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 17, 2020