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The 'new Champions' takes shape: Final 8 in Lisbon
Published:2/06/2020 - 23:17h
Updated:2/06/2020 - 23:46h
The pandemia of the coronavirus has forced to modify the calendar of the big leagues, something that will influence in the Champions League. This could have a Final 8 in Portugal
The propagation of the coronavirus forced to the world of the sport to suspend all his competitions during some months to avoid that the pandemia kept growing. It does few days, the parties of the Bundesliga German restarted and in the weeks to come will follow him LaLiga Spanish Santander, the Series To Italian and the Premier League English, all they tightening his calendar so that there is time so that they play all the parties.
The plan happens because first they finish the domestic competitions and later, in the month of August, play what subtracts of the Champions League. The maximum continental competition, of course, also will suffer changes in this calendar, shortening the number of parties so that they can play all before the start of the new season.
In fact, once they contest the remaining parties of eighth of final, the rest of the competition could contest to only party in a neutral stadium. The fact that the teams lose the income by taquillas does that this possibility was viable and everything aims, according to several sectors of the press, that the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, could house the parties of chambers, semifinals and the big final.
The UEFA will decide the day 17 June when and how will finish the competition, although it seems that finally the capital lusa will be the headquarters of the competition, that initially had to play his final in Istanbul (Turkey) but that would be about to to renounce on economic grounds. The final, besides, had to celebrate on 29 August but there is pressure of the clubs to have more time between the dispute of this final and the start of the following season, that will be almost solapados.
The Barça has to improve to aspire to the Champions
The FC Barcelona pretends to give the hit in the Champions League, although the team has to improve to be competitive against the biggest. The picture of Quique Setién has not showed, by the moment, neither the defensive consistency neither the offensive potential that had antaño. The speed of circulation of the balloon is not the sufficiently fast, something that does that the team was predictable in attack and remain exposed in the contragolpes.
The antidote for all this is the enormous talent that has the staff culé, although it also will have to have better luck with the injuries that the one who has had until the moment (something difficult after the stop). The technicians and the players know that this team has potential to face up to any rival, reason by which expects that the level of game showed until final of season go of less to more. Besides, the team seems that it has gone back very cool mentally.