The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League season will conclude with a two-week end to the competition in August, UEFA announced on Wednesday following a meeting with its executive committee.
The final three rounds of the tournament will take place in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, with Benfica's Estadio da Luz and Sporting's Estadio Jose Alvalade serving as the sites. The tournament will run from Aug. 12-23, following the conclusion of four Round of 16 second legs to be contested on Aug. 7-8.
The Champions League, like all major soccer competitions, came to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I am delighted that we are able to resume almost all of our competitions. I am confident that we will not have to endure the fans' absence for long and that they will be allowed into stadiums sooner rather than later," UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.
"UEFA took a bold decision when it decided to postpone Euro 2020. But in doing so, we created the space which has allowed domestic club competitions across the continent to resume, where possible, and play to a conclusion. While the game has suffered huge difficulties as a result of the pandemic, those blows would have landed much harder if we had not shown leadership in those early days."
The four remaining spots are pending results of the following second-leg ties: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid, Juventus vs. Lyon, Barcelona vs. Napoli and Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea.
Four teams have already advanced to the quarterfinals: Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, Atalanta and Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid knocked out defending champion Liverpool shortly before the shutdown.
--Field Level Media