UEFA Champions League play to resume starting August 7

UEFA Champions League play to resume starting August 7

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UEFA Champions League play to resume starting August 7

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The 2020-21 Champions League will resume on August 7 after a five-month delay due to coronavirus. At the time of the coronavirus pause, the tournament was half-way through the round of 16.

Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Ligue 1, RB Leipzig of Germany’s Bundesliga, Atalanta of Italy’s Serie A and Atletico Madrid of Spain’s La Liga were the four teams that had already advanced to the quarterfinals. The remaining round of 16 games will have Manchester City versus Real Madrid, Juventus versus Lyon, FC Barcelona versus Napoli and Bayern Munich versus Chelsea.

After the first leg of the four round of 16 matches that have not been completed as of yet, Manchester City leads Real Madrid 2-1, Bayern Munich leads Chelsea 3-0, FC Barcelona and Napoli are tied at one goal apiece, and Lyon leads Juventus 1-0.

The fact that Manchester City leads Real Madrid is interesting when you consider that Manchester City will not be in the next two Champions Leagues because they overstated their sponsorship revenue. In their 2-1 win over the second best team from Spain, Manchester City got goals from Gabriel Jesus of Brazil and Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium.

In Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over Chelsea, they got two goals from Serge David Gnabry of Germany, and one goal from Robert Lewandowski of Poland. In the tie between FC Barcelona and Napoli, Dries Mertens of Belgium scored for Napoli, and Antoine Griezmann of France scored for FC Barcelona. Finally, Lucas Simon Pierre Tousart of France scored for Lyon, in their 1-0 win over Juventus.

It has not yet been determined where the round of 16 games will be played. However, what we do know is that the quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be a single game knockout, with all of these games to be played in Lisbon, Portugal. The quarterfinals will be from August 12-15. semifinals on August 18-19, and the final on August 23.

 

 

 

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