Most football league seasons are over, but football fans won’t be left wanting – the race for major 2019-20 European club honours is about to restart.
After months of delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Champions League and Europa League resume this week with 26 games over two and a half weeks. Real Madrid is 13-time Champions League winner while Sevilla is 5-time Europa league winner, will both feature.
It all culminates with the Champions League final in Lisbon on 23 August, two days after the Europa League final in Cologne.
The last Champions League matchday on March 11th, cup holders Liverpool were eliminated by Atletico Madrid (Agg 2-4) and Paris St-Germain defeated Borussia Dortmund (Agg 3-2) to move into the quarter-finals.
Atletico and PSG joined Champions League debutants Atalanta and German side RB Leipzig in the last eight.
There are still four last-16 ties to be completed, including Manchester City against record 13-time winners Real Madrid. On the same evening, Lyon will try to advance on their 1 goal lead over Juventus to advance.
The quarter-final line-up will be completed on Saturday with Chelsea away to favourites Bayern Munich. The other match is between Barcelona and Napoli at the Nou Camp.
The Europa League restarts on Wednesday – at the last-16 stage – with Manchester United’s game against LASK at Old Trafford one of four fixtures on that night.
All remaining games in both competitions will be played behind closed doors amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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