Proposed Champions League plan

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The Champions League has been suspended since the first legs of the round of 16 games were played back in February. Only some teams got the opportunity to play the return legs before the suspension of football.

UEFA are yet to officially confirm the schedule for the remaining rounds of the Champions League amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, it has been unofficially confirmed football will resume in August.

The Champions League is set to restart in an unfamiliar way with Friday, August 7 revealed as the Kickstart date.

UEFA have plotted to finish the competition in a swift manner through the month of August, with the final expected to be played out by the end of August. UEFA’s plan is to resume the Champions League when football leagues must have finished in various countries.

Leagues such as the French League, Netherlands league and the Belgian league has been cancelled, while the likes of the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A look to set their own plans in store for finishing the 2019/20 season.

The Bundesliga is poised to be the first major league to return with top football in Germany set to restart as soon as next weekend.

For Chelsea, the Blues will be planning on how to overturn the 3-0 defeat suffered in the hands of Bayern Munich.

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Meanwhile, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has complained about the resumption of the Champions League as his side won’t be fit due to the cancellation of the Ligue One.

Aulas has told RTL: “The game against Juventus is confirmed for Friday, August 7 in Turin and behind closed doors.

“If the appeals aren’t successful, Lyon and PSG will be massacred by teams who will have preparation that we don’t.”

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