CHANGES IN THE CHAMPIONS
This is how the Champions League would be played after the break due to coronavirus
Published:15/03/2020 - 11:48h
Updated:15/03/2020 - 13:14h
The coronavirus will not allow the practice of the football during the next weeks and the Champions League studies a revolutionary format to resolve the situation
The pandemia of the coronavirus is still in full propagation, leaving thousands of infected and of mortal victims. The sanitary crisis caused by said illness has caused the absolute suspension of the sportive competitions doing that the football do not go back, in the best of the cases, until past two weeks. Given the gravity of the situation, even foresees that there are several weeks more than stop.
To day of today, the true is that anybody knows when will be able to restart the competitions and the true is that the national and international organisms already work to resolve all the championships that have begun and that see threat of total suspension in front of the pandemia. Of the same way that the domestic leagues are beginning to organise of face to decide the line of performance, with the UEFA sucede the same.
The Champions League and the Europe League have suspended his parties and will have to reorganise his calendars so that the teams that still have not been deleted can play the remaining meetings to be able to proclaim a winner. By the moment, the immediate aim is can finish the rounds of eighth that already had given beginning in both competitions.
During the week, several sectors of the press have ensured that the most feasible solution is that, from quarter-finals, all the eliminatory contest to only party, already was in a neutral field or in the stadium of one of the two teams of the eliminatory, of course decided by draw. During the morning of this Sunday, the daily Ace has shed light on the innovative format from semifinals.
The idea of the UEFA would be to employ the Final format Four, doing that the four teams that reach the semifinals reunan in the same city and play the title in two semis to only party and in the final. In this case, the city would be Istanbul, that already had been designated like headquarters of the final of the Champions the next 30 May, and the parties would play in four days.
The same format that the Supercopa of Spain
The revolutionary format that studies the UEFA from semifinals serái exactly the same that in the Supercopa of Spain, when they found FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Athletic of Madrid the past month of January. This method would apply also to the Europe League in the Polish city of Gdansk, although it still has to be approved to vote next Tuesday by the 55 federations that form the UEFA.