Questions for the future of football: what next for the Champions League?

Triple-hunters, Hansi Flick dreams of duels with the "very Large", the outsider, Julian nail man sees a "huge opportunity" and the dethroned "king" Jürgen

Questions for the future of football: what next for the Champions League?

Triple-hunters, Hansi Flick dreams of duels with the "very Large", the outsider, Julian nail man sees a "huge opportunity" and the dethroned "king" Jürgen Klopp looks on with envy. "I'm going to look at this," said Liverpool's team Manager Klopp is about the historically unique mini-tournament of the Champions League in Lisbon, which will be drawn on Friday (12: 00/Sky) in the Uefa headquarters in Nyon.

As "the two major title contenders" and possible heirs, he sees Manchester City and Flicks Bavaria. "Manchester city is a team that has been absolutely quality," said Flick, the take with the FC fed in the finals in August after the 13. Double the second, Triple to 2013 aspires to. But, he stressed, given the strong competition, "Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juve are very good. If you in the final be in want, you must also be against the very, very Big play“.

What's up?

On Friday in the headquarters of the European football Union (UEFA) in Swiss Nyon the quarter - and semi-finals for the mini-tournaments in Champions (12.00 PM) and Europa League (13.00) drawn. In the king class two Bundesliga clubs with Triple-hunters Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, in the former Uefa Cup, with Cup finalists Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg even three.

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test to decide Where the remaining eighth-final second leg games Bayern Munich - FC Chelsea (first leg 3:0), Manchester City - Real Madrid (2:1), Shakhtar Donetsk - VfL Wolfsburg (2:1), FC Basel - Eintracht Frankfurt (3:0) and Bayer Leverkusen Glasgow Rangers (3:1) in the first of August - to be held week, the Union of European football Uefa is yet to come. The actual location of the return game? Or already at the place of respective finals-a tournament, which in the case of the Champions League on 12. August, and in the case of the Europa League on 10. August begins with the first quarter-finals?

For Uefa it is a question of risk assessment whether you want to leave a team in times of pandemic, once to England, or to fly to Ukraine and then only a few days later, probably equal to Portugal or North Rhine-Westphalia. "As the Final tournament takes place in West Germany, should the game still be able to be discharged before that to take place there. That would be a conclusive solution,“ said Wolfsburg sports Director Jörg Schmadtke on the example of the Europa League. "I don't think that it would be advisable to travel in the Ukraine."

How does the draw?

There are three draws For the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the "home team" in the final. There is no seeding and no country protection, meaning: It can also lead to duels between teams from the same national Association, such as between Bavaria and Leipzig and Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 10:19

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