It is known that there are plans to stage a simplified version of the Champions League tournament, with ties being played as single legs while UEFA finds a way to complete the competition in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Per latest information, Lisbon seems to be their favourite to host the Champions League in its final stages.
The Portuguese capital might thus play host to the final bouts of the League, despite their structure having not yet been finalized.
How the final four matches of the outstanding last-16 matches should be completed indeed remains open to discussion.
UEFA is understood to be targeting a start for the 2020-21 Champions League group stage by mid-October, traditionally when it would be match three. Planning the qualifying rounds is a complex issue, with many leagues likely to continue when the preliminaries are usually scheduled.
In any case, Manchester City is due to play Real Madrid with a second leg at home, leading 2-1. Chelsea is 3-0 down from home first leg against Bayern Munich, while Juventus is due to host Lyon, who won first leg 1-0 and to host Napoli in Barcelona at 1-1.
Those matches may be added to the Lisbon fixture list, which seems set to take over as the venue for the final, replacing Istanbul.
If UEFA’s executive committee agrees on Wednesday that Lisbon is the best choice, Istanbul will be compensated for with a possible Champions League final. Th final could be held on Sunday, August 23rd, with games condensed into 10 days according to.
In close proximity, Lisbon has two major stadiums: Estádio da Luz, and Estádio José Alvalade. It is understood other stadiums could also be used in the country, such as Porto’s.
All matches would be behind closed doors as things stand, but if the Portuguese government were to change its guidance in time to organize tickets, some supporters would be able to attend.
The final stages of the Europa League may be hosted by a city in Germany – probably Frankfurt or Düsseldorf. The final had been due in Gdansk.
A similar pattern may follow the Women’s Champions League, with reports in Spain suggesting the final games could be split between the Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian.