Today begins the UEFA Champions League Final Eight, in Lisbon, Portugal. For the first time, due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the quarter-finals of the Champions League will be played in a single match and on a neutral pitch.
Tonight we start with the first match of the quarter-finals, the match between Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio and Paris Saint Germain. At the Da Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Gasperini, Atalanta's manager, must also give up to Ilicic and Gollini, with Sportiello in his place.
Kylian Mbappé is back at Tuchel's disposal, who initially should field Sarabia with Neymar and Icardi. Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic, Gomez; Zapata.
Manager: Gasperini. PSG (4-3-3): Navas; Kehrer, T. Silva, Marquinhos, Bernat; Herrera, Paredes, Gueye; Sarabia, Icardi, Neymar. Manager: Tuchel. The program of the other matches 13 August: RB Leipzig vs Club Atletico de Madrid
14th August: FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich FC
15th August: Manchester City vs Olympique Lyonnais
Club Atletico de Madrid: match at risk against RB Leipzig!
Bad news has come for Club Atletico de Madrid four days before the 2020 UEFA Champions League quarter-final match against RB Leipzig in the Lisbon Final Eight. Colchoneros, through an official statement, have confirmed two positive cases of Covid-19, both, whose identity has not been communicated, which are in home isolation.
New tests are expected tomorrow. According to As.com writes, the match against the Germans could be at risk if the coronavirus positives are confirmed.
Meanwhile after Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais, the last two clubs to reach the Final Eight in Lisbon of 2020 UEFA Champions League are FC Barcelona, which in Spain beat SSC Napoli 3-1 with a great Lionel Messi protagonist, and Bayern Munich FC , which in Germany has eliminated FC Chelsea by winning 3-1.
Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF have been eliminated in the rouns of 16 of the 2020 UEFA Champions League. Juventus out despite the 2-1 victory in Turin and despite the super Cristiano Ronaldo. Lyon, 1-0 winners in France, qualify for the Lisbon Final Eight.
Together with Josep Guardiola's Manchester City, favorite for the final victory after the 2-1 victory against Real Madrid (aggregate result 4-1). Quarter-finals of Barcelona and Bayern Munich: the match will be played on Friday 14 August at the Estadio Da Luz.
Quarterfinals between Manchester City and Lyon: the match will be played on Saturday 15 August at the Estadio José Alvalade. Semi-final between the winner of the match between Leipzig and Atletico Madrid vs the winner of the match between Atalanta and PSG: the match will be played on Tuesday 18 August at the Estadio Da Luz.