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Coronavirus: Uefa fix date for 2019/20 Champions League final

Uefa are looking at fixing a date for the UEFA Champions League final despite the presence of the global pandemic coronavirus which has taken many lives already. European football’s governing body will meet on the 23rd of April for more discussions about how to complete a this season’s Champions League campaign which has been disrupted by coronavirus.

It is likely one decision will be to agree that leagues could finish early, although only with Uefa’s approval. They are all on the way to finish the season as a whole at the end of August. The outstanding games will be played and other games will be completed as well and they are likely to fix a date for the final in August as well.

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According to speculations the Champions League final could be taking place in Istanbul on the 29 the of August, with the Europa League final in Gdansk three days earlier. Two scenarios for getting to that situation are under consideration, the first is to play the quarter-finals and semi-finals as two-legged matches as normal, in July and August.

The second would be for the games to be played as one-off fixtures after the end of the domestic seasons, potentially condensing the end of the competition into a week-long mini tournament. Four of the eight Champions League quarter-finalists are already known, with Manchester City’s high-profile encounter with Real Madrid one of the ties still to be concluded.

In the Europa League, scheduling is more complicated because all eight last-16 second-leg ties are still to be played, with two matches, involving Spanish and Italian teams, yet to play the first legs.

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