In the midst of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the championship that brings together the best in Europe begins this Tuesday with eight games. The entire competition program.
The Champions League returns this Tuesday, October 20 in a context marked by the coronavirus pandemic, which sows uncertainty about the economic income that the competition will distribute and implies adaptations in the regulations, especially considering the possibility that the duels may count or not with the public depending on the health situation of each country.
The development of the tournament will be identical to the previous years: four teams face each other in each group of round-trip matches, with 3 points for a victory and 1 point for a draw. The first two of each group qualify for the round of 16 and the third has the consolation of a ticket to the knockout rounds of the Europa League.
From the round of 16, the teams face a double game (first leg) with direct elimination, before the final scheduled in Istanbul (Turkey) on May 29, 2021. UEFA does not currently consider another ‘Final 8’ as the one played last August and hopes to bring the traditional format to an end.
Below is the full match schedule. All matches, except those that are marked, will start at 16 in Argentina and they will be televised in their entirety by the different signals of the chains ESPN Y Fox Sports.
Tuesday, October 20
Group E: Chelsea – Sevilla, Rennes – Krasnodar
Group F: Zenit – Brujas (13:55), Lazio – Dortmund
Group G: Dínamo de Kiev – Juventus (13:55), Barcelona – Ferencváros
Group H: Paris Saint Germain – Manchester United, Leipzig – Istanbul Basaksehir
Wednesday October 21
Group A: Salzburg – Lokomotiv Moscow (13:55), Bayern – Atlético de Madrid
B Group: Real Madrid – Shakhtar Donetsk (13:55), Inter Milan – Mönchengladbach
Group C: Manchester City – Oporto, Olympiacos – Marsella
Group D: Ajax – Liverpool, Midtjylland – Atalanta
Tuesday October 27
Group A: Lokomotiv Moscow – Bayern (13:55), Atlético de Madrid – Salzburg