Lisbon is the city chosen by UEFA to organize a historic 'Final to Eight' of the Champions League that will be played behind closed doors by teams that make it past the round of 16. The tournament will return on August 8 with the remaining matches of that knockout phase, including Manchester City-Real Madrid and Barça-Naples. Both the Catalan and English clubs prefer to play in their stadiums and not in a neutral venue, as UEFA has proposed. The other Spanish representative in the European Cup, Atlético is already classified for this new format after eliminating Liverpool.

The program approved today in Nyon by the UEFA directive under the presidency of Ceferin, a program that this newspaper advanced on the 10th, contemplates that the four matches that remain to be disputed in the round of 16 will be played on the weekend of 8 of August. The eight teams qualified for the quarterfinals must arrive in Lisbon to start the knockout series between August 12-15. There will be seven matches (semifinals 18 and 19) to all or nothing that They will be played in the José Alvalade and Da Luz stadiums, which will receive the final on Sunday, August 23.

As for the Europa League (EL), it will be closed by the same route, in a single match and with direct knockouts.. It would restart on August 5-6 with the dispute of the matches between Getafe and Sevilla with Inter and Roma. The 'Final to Eight' of the EL would be from August 15. All matches in this competition will be played in Germany.

UEFA has also confirmed the stadiums of San Mamés and Anoeta for the women's Champions League, and Hungary as the host country of the European Super Cup, whose next edition will be on September 24 in Budapest.