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Uefa confirms Champions League ‘final eight’ tournament in Lisbon

Getty ImagesAll European club competitions to be completed in 'final eight' formatUefa to decide on letting fans into venues by mid-JulyAll Euro 2020 host cities to remain in place for 2021Uefa, European soccer's governing body, has confirmed that the culmination of this year’s Champions League will be played out as an eight-team tournament in Lisbon. The eight teams remaining in European club soccer's premier competition will take part in a straight knockout tournament between 12th and 23rd August. The four remaining last 16 second leg matches, including Manchester City v Real Madrid, will take place on 7th and 8th August. Uefa is yet to determine whether those matches will take place at the respective host stadiums, or in Portugal. European sport’s comeback: When, how and what are the financial implications?In addition, the culmination of this season’s second-tier Europa League from the last eight onwards will take place across four venues in Germany - Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen - between 10th and 21st August. Uefa also confirmed that all 12 original host cities will stage matches in the delayed Euro 2020 finals, which will start on 11th June next year.

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