MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UEFA has confirmed transfer of the Champions League final in St. Petersburg from 2021 to 2022 after the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.
The finals, semi-finals and quarter-finals of the current season’s Champions League will be held in the ‘Final 8’ format in Lisbon from August 12-23, UEFA said.
“The #UCL quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon between 12 and 23 August 2020. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures,” the tournament said on Twitter.
🏆 🇵🇹 NEWS: #UCL quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knock-out at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon from 12 – 23 August 2020.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 17, 2020
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen between 10 and 21 August 2020 as single-leg fixtures as well.
The final of the Champions League 2019/20 was initially scheduled for May 30 in Istanbul.
Sky Sport Italia said on Monday that Istanbul, which was supposed to host the Champions League 2019/20 final, will be the host of the finals in the 2020/21 season, and St. Petersburg will host the tournament’s final in 2022.