Nyon (dpa) - The German football champions FC Bayern would meet FC Barcelona or SSC Napoli when they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the final round in Lisbon.
RB Leipzig will face Atlético Madrid at the final tournament in mid-August. This resulted in the draw at the headquarters of the European Football Union (UEFA) in Nyon.
First of all, Bayern still have to pass their round of 16 second leg on 7 or 8 August against Chelsea. The Munich team won the first leg 3-0 in London before the Corona break. Following a UEFA decision on Thursday, the return leg can take place in Munich in front of empty ranks. The Leipzig team had prevailed against Tottenham Hotspur in their round of 16 before the break in the season.
In the semifinals, Bayern would either play against Real Madrid, Manchester City, Olympique Lyon or Juventus Turin. Leipzig would meet the winner of the duel Paris Saint-Germain against Atalanta Bergamo if they progressed.
The Champions League winner will be determined exceptionally in a final tournament in Portugal from 12 to 23 August due to the coronavirus pandemic. The quarter-finals and semi-finals are also played in one game. The final is scheduled for August 23. The seven games of the tournament will be distributed to the stadiums of the Portuguese first division clubs Benfica Lisbon and Sporting Lisbon. The game is played without spectators in the arenas.
Defending champion Liverpool was eliminated in the second round against Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund failed to Paris. In addition to the duel between Bayern and Chelsea, the round of 16 between Manchester City and Real Madrid (first leg 2-1), Juventus Turin and Olympique Lyon (0-1) as well as Barcelona and Naples (1-1) still have to be played.
In addition to Leipzig, Paris and Atlético, the surprise team Atalanta Bergamo had moved into the quarter-finals before the Corona break after two wins against Valencia CF. The first leg in Milan, which was held in front of spectators, was later criticized as one of the reasons for the widespread spread of the corona virus in the region. Bergamo is one of the worst hit cities in Italy during the pandemic.
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