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CONSEQUENCES OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The calendar 'failure' that can condition the fight for the Champions

Published:9/07/2020 - 18:47h

Updated:10/07/2020 - 13:11h

The coronavirus crisis has shaken the 2019-20 season, which has been rebuilt pushing the limits. UEFA's 'failure' in its programming has left a gap in the calendar that could condition the fight for the Champions League

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The season 2019-20 will be marked for ever in the history of the football by the crisis of the coronavirus. The pandemia that put in check to the whole world did not do exceptions, and also cebó with the sport. Stars infected, unemployed competitions and finalised ahead of time were the first consequences before a reaction that has like aim brake the fearsome economic recession that shows in the horizon.

With the national leagues approaching to his final, goes back to have debate on the Champions League, that has expected patiently his turn in the last months. FIFA, and in this case UEFA, tried to look for solutions for his associated in all the possible stages, and one of his big fields of battle was the calendar, that jumped by the airs because of a sanitary emergency that expanded of irregular form.

Although France gave Tie it 1 by finalised, Germany, Spain, England and Italy go to finalise his tournaments, and afterwards will think in Europe. The two first, beside the Premier, already have confirmed to his champions, and LaLiga and the Series To will do it prompt. The problem is that attending to the dates of reinicio, will go back to have a descontrol dangerous in the ones of ending, what could condition the battle by the 'orejona'.

The Germans already have finish his league and will have a month before going back to compete, a bad that extends to almost all the applicants. For the Spaniards will remain in three weeks, for the English in almost two and for the Italians, those that more took in reappearing, will remain in one, by not speaking of the months of wait of the French. With a lot of heat and between pre-seasons, this formula is not the most suitable.

The clubs fear that the requirement and the irregular preparation happen them bill, as in fact already has been able to check in the quoted resumption. It happened of several months of confinement to a pre-season of hardly three weeks and to some leagues with parties each three days, that to his time will leave step to a cut and to the fight by the most important title of the campaign. The planning, this time, there was not as fit it.

A granting before the final phase

Further of an irregular calendar, the clubs have reached a granting before the final phase of Lisbon. FC Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern of Munich have permission, if the circumstances allow it, to contest the meetings of turn of eighth in his respective stadiums, something that was not clear because of the doubts on security. A priori, all they will be able to contest in the first week of August the pending duels against Napoli, Real Madrid, Olympique of Lyon and Chelsea, and afterwards encarar the eliminatory remaining in Portugal.

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