In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, the European Football Federation (UEFA) is intending to change the law quite “weird” in the quarterfinals and semi-finals of the upcoming Champions League and Europa League. This can cause a series of big teams like PSG, Atletico Madrid and MU … to suffer small losses.
As planned, in the middle of next week, the Champions League will take place in the round of 1/8 with the remaining 4 pairs of very attractive matches between Juventus – Lyon, Manchester City – Real Madrid, Bayern Munich – Chelsea, Barcelona – Napoli in two days March 17 and 18.
But because the deadly disease situation COVID-19 is booming in Europe, UEFA has decided to postpone these four matches and the draw for the next round is scheduled to take place on March 20. will be postponed.
Along the same fate is postponed the return round 1/8 Europa League with the match: MU – LASK, Bayer Leverkusen – Glasgow Rangers, Wolverhampton – Olympiacos. Currently, due to the complicated disease situation, UEFA has not yet determined a compensation schedule.
It is expected that in the online meeting on March 17 of UEFA with 55 LDBD members, they will decide the time of these matches and whether the EURO 2020 finals will be postponed to 2021.
According to Corriere dello Sport (Italy), a number of new solutions will also be submitted to UEFA, one of the leading solutions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is to organize quarterfinals and sell. Champions League final as well as Europa League this season in just one match on the neutral ground without the audience instead of taking place both first leg and second leg as usual.
The teams participating in these important knockout rounds may have to play on a private pitch without Atuturk fans in Istanbul (Turkey), the venue for the Champions League final and the Energa Gdańsk field in Gdansk (Poland), where the Europa League final will take place this year.
If the above plan is approved by UEFA, many famous teams have won tickets to the Champions League quarter-finals this season such as PSG, Atletico Madrid or the team has won a huge advantage in the first round of the 1/8 Europa League like MU (LASK 5-0 win) will face significant disadvantages when not playing at home if they go deep in the next round of this year’s European Cup.