This is how the Champions League calendar would look after the leak of Lyon
Jean-Michel Classrooms, president of the Olympique de Lyon, leaked last Saturday in an interview with RTL that the Champions will return next August 7 with the duel that will face the French team against Juventus. This same day the return of the Manchester City – Real Madrid.
This return date of the Champions League coincides with that published a week ago by the English newspaper The Times, who bet on the return of the maximum European competition for August 7 and the final for 29. In fact, after the UEFA He announced that his main idea is that they first finish the national leagues to make room next August for the competition.
If the health situation allows, the idea of UEFA is that once the knockout stages have been played, the quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in round-trip matches and the final will be in Istanbul. If this were not possible, the tie would be resolved as a single match.
The dates of the Champions
Round of 16
- August 7: Manchester City – Real Madrid / Juventus – Olympique de Lyon
- August 8: Barcelona – Naples / Bayern Munich – Chelsea
- Outbound: August 11-12
- Return: August 14 and 15
- Outbound: August 18 and 19
- Return: August 21 and 22