Nyon (dpa) - The first European Cup draw for the Corona period will take place in Nyon, Switzerland today. The quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League are determined - although the quarter-finalists have not even been determined.
The most important information at a glance:
In both competitions, the draw is divided into three rounds. First the quarter-finals are drawn, then the semi-finals, and at the end it is determined which semi-final winner has the home right on paper in the final. The draw for the Champions League starts at 12 p.m. and for the Europa League at 1 p.m. Both draws will be broadcast on Eurosport, DAZN and in a UEFA livestream. There are no seed lists or country restrictions. Bayern Munich could face Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig as well as Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.
THE EIGHT FINALS:
So far, there have only been four quarter-finalists in the Champions League: RB Leipzig, Atalanta Bergamo, Atlético Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Four out of eight Champions League and all eight Europa League pairings must first complete the round of 16 duels, which were interrupted in March due to the Corona pandemic.
In the Champions League, the following round of 16 second leg matches will take place on 7 and 8 August: Bayern Munich - Chelsea FC (first leg 3-0), FC Barcelona - SSC Napoli (1-1), Manchester City - Real Madrid (2: 1), Juventus Turin - Olympique Lyon (0: 1).
In the Europa League on 5 and 6 August against each other: Shakhtar Donetsk - VfL Wolfsburg (2: 1), FC Basel - Eintracht Frankfurt (3: 0), Bayer Leverkusen - Glasgow Rangers (3: 1), Manchester United - Linzer ASK (5-0), FC Copenhagen - Basaksehir Istanbul (0-1), Wolverhampton Wanderers - Olympiacos Piraeus (1-1), Inter Milan - Getafe FC, Sevilla FC - AS Roma (both first legs canceled).
It was only on the previous day that UEFA decided that all round of 16 second leg matches would also be played in the home team's stadium. Despite considerable concerns about the corona pandemic, VfL Wolfsburg, for example, has to travel to Ukraine or Real Madrid to England. The only exception: the games between Inter Milan and FC Getafe and FC Sevilla and AS Roma will be played at the location of the Europa League final after the first leg is canceled: in North Rhine-Westphalia.
From the quarter-finals, Champions and Europa League will be played in tournament form in this Corona season. The Champions League in Lisbon, the Europa League at the four West German locations in Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen. The game is played in a knockout form and only with one game - i.e. without a return game.
12./13./14./15. August: quarter-finals 18th / 19th August: semi-final August 23: final
10./11. August: quarter-finals 16./17. August: semi-finals August 21: final in Cologne
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