The Champions League season will be concluded with only matches in Germany or Portugal , according to the American news agency AP . Istanbul will no longer be the host city of the final.
UEFA has not yet confirmed the plans. The European Football Association is reported to make a final decision on 17 June to end the Champions League season, which was halted in the eighth finals due to the corona virus in March.
Atlético Madrid, Atalanta Bergamo, RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain have already joined the last eight.
The intention is that in August the last four eight-finals matches, the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the final match will be finished in empty stadiums in one country in a week and a half. The quarterfinals and semifinals may only be played in one game.
Frankfurt confirms interest
On behalf of Portugal, the stadiums of Benfica and Sporting CP (both in Lisbon) would be in the race. Bild mentions the stadiums of FSV Mainz, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim as German options. The competitions have recently resumed in both countries.
Alderman for Sport Markus Frank confirms on behalf of the city council of Frankfurt that the city is interested. "We would like to help, even if the tournament is completed in a different way than usual," said Frank.
UEFA also has yet to come up with a plan to finish the Europa League season. That tournament also ended in the eighth finals in March. Polish Gdansk was initially designated for the final battle.
Remaining eight final matches CL
- Manchester City-Real Madrid (2-1)
- Bayern Munich-Chelsea (3-0)
- Juventus-Olympique Lyon (0-1)
- FC Barcelona-Napoli (1-1)
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