Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers jell for Europa League campaign with one-legged ...
Published: 15:26 BST, 17 June 2020 | Updated: 16:19 BST, 17 June 2020
UEFA keep confirmed plans to finish the across four different German cities over 11 days, with the closing to be held in Cologne on August 21.
The competitions quarter-finals and semi-finals commit now become one-legged affairs and commit be played across Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen amongst August 10 and August 21.
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The draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will take cranny on 10 July at UEFAs headquarters in Nyon.
UEFA obtain confirmed the discontinue of the Europa League campaign bequeath bear nook across Germany
The competitions closing entrust be staged at Colognes RheinEnergieStadion on August 21
The Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen is one of the four arena to innkeeper later matches
The remaining last 16 games entrust be played on August 5 and 6. Six out of the eight blessing legs of the loop of 16 games were contested while Inter Milan vs Getafe and Sevilla vs Roma was postponed.
Manchester United were the only British angle to win their boon leg after they thumped LASK 5-0, while Wolves managed a 1-1 master with Olympiacos.
Rangers keep it all to set about to perform it through to the last eight after Bayer Leverkusen lash them 3-1 in the finest leg.
Footballs European ruling object stated that the teams yet to stagecraft a last 16 pastime will now only dramaturgy one leg instead of the normal two at a venue which will be confirmed.
Decisions about the venues for the last 16 ties cede further be taken before the draw for the sequential knockout stages take place, early in July.
UEFA spoken on Wednesday: A sarcasm consign be made in due passageway on whether these matches for which the first leg has already been played consign be staged at the home teams venue or in Germany.
Inter Milan v Getafe and Sevilla v Roma, whose elite leg was also postponed, will be played as a single leg at a venue to be confirmed.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin moreover said they would decide by mid-July whether fans could be instance at the respective Champions League and Europa League tournaments.
Manchester United were the only British side to win their peak leg after they thumped LASK 5-0
Wolves played out a 1-1 design with Olympiacos in the prime leg of their last 16 bind in March
He said: If I would explanation today, we dont visualize we could hold spectators at the Champions League or Europa League finals, but things are changing rapidly.
We cede assess the case at the incipient of July and we bequeath see what the plight consign be. It would be gauche from us if we were to decide in adduce about the situation.
Ceferin also ruled out the preference of this knockout-style tournament arrangement being used in future seasons, even if it proves to be a hit.
It bequeath be very interesting Im sure, but we are forced to do it because the leagues absence juncture to finish in July, so we keep to perform everything in August. Thats due to this Covid crisis and its not an idea for the future.
Aleksander Ceferin announced plans to finish UEFAs two club rivalry on Wednesday
Gdansk, which originally supposed to landlord this years showpiece, commit now hotelkeeper the 2021 Europa League hindmost instead, while Seville and Budapest consign dramaturgy hosts in sequential years.
The group stage draws for the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League consign bring calling in Athens at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre on October 1 and 2, 2020 respectively.
The 2020-21 knockout plan remains and is resistant by the coronavirus pandemic.
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