According to Marca newspaper (Spain), Lyon club president, Jean-Michel Aulas said that the European Football Federation (UEFA) has officially announced his team will prepare to play with Juventus in Turin on August 7. The match between Lyon and Juventus was […]
According to Marca newspaper (Spain), Lyon club president, Jean-Michel Aulas said that the European Football Federation (UEFA) has officially announced his team will prepare to play with Juventus in Turin on August 7.
The match between Lyon and Juventus was in the second round of the Champions League round of 16, after UEFA officially resumed playing in this tournament thanks to the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe now gradually controlled.
In the first leg at the end of February, Lyon temporarily won 1-0. But in the second leg in Italy, after a long delay, according to Aulas: “UEFA in addition to announcing the time and venue of the competition, also said the match must take place in the field without spectators.”
Mr. Aulas also said that the two representatives of France in the Champions League this season, Lyon and PSG will face many difficulties because the Ligue 1 season has been canceled, so these teams certainly do not have the best preparation to compete. Fighting back.
In addition, the Ligue 1 cancellation made Lyon lose the opportunity to attend the European Cup next season as well as financial losses. According to estimates, Ligue 1 has lost up to 900 million euros. Mr. Aulas also said Lyon will file a decision to cancel the season of the organizers of the upcoming French professional football tournament here.
Meanwhile, UEFA after telling Lyon the time to play again, also determines the remainder of the Champions League and Europa League season.
Specifically, UEFA arranged the Champions League to compete from August 7 with the matches against Juventus; Man City met Real Madrid. On August 8, Bayern Munich met Chelsea; Barcelona met Napoli (both return round 1/8).
Quarter-finals first leg on 11 and 12 August, return on August 14 and 15. Semi-final first leg on August 18 and 19, second leg on August 21 and 22. August 29 finals August still in Istanbul, Turkey.
In the Europa League, UEFA schedules earlier with August 2 and 3, with Sevilla matches against AS Roma; Inter Milan met Getafe (first round of 1/8). August 6 plays the return leg all. August 10 plays the first leg of the quarter-finals, and August 13 plays the second leg. Semifinal first leg on August 17, second leg August 20. Final August 27 in Gdansk, Poland.