Will the 2019-20 Champions League be completed?
When the spread of Covid-19 halted football worldwide, the Champions League was in the last-16 phase.
Four ties remain in the balance after only completing the first leg. Those matches are Chelsea vs Bayern Munich, Napoli vs Barcelona, Real Madrid vs Man City and Lyon vs Juventus.
UEFA have yet to confirm whether the 2019-20 Champions League will resume.
However, Italian paper Corriere dello Sport are reporting that provisional dates for those matches have already been pencilled in.
Provisional dates for Chelsea & Man City last-16 ties
Chelsea need to travel to Germany for the second leg against Bayern.
Bayern are in total control of the tie after a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Bayern Munich vs Chelsea is scheduled for August 8.
A day earlier, August 7, has been earmarked for the second leg of the Man City tie against Real Madrid.
Man City won the first leg in Madrid 2-1.
Teams in the Champions League quarter-finals
The following teams have already qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals: PSG, Atletico Madrid, Atalanta and RB Leipzig.
Champions League provisional fixture dates
Corriere dello Sport have laid out the following provisional dates for the return of the 2019-20 Champions League season.
August 7, 2020
Juventus – Olympique Lyon
Manchester City – Real Madrid
August 8, 2020
Bayern Munich – Chelsea
FC Barcelona – Naples
August 11-12, 2020
Quarter-final, 1st legs
August 14-15, 2020
Quarter-final, 2nd legs
August 18-19, 2020
Semi-final, 1st legs
August 21-22, 2020
Semi-final, 2nd legs
August 29, 2020
Other things to know
According to Corriere dello Sport, the remaining Champions League matches are most likely to be played behind closed doors.
Also, if these new dates are locked in, that’s likely to mean that the 2020-21 Champions League group stages are pushed from early September into mid-October.
Lastly, UEFA are set to meet with all 55 national federation members next week. More details regarding the 2019-20 Champions League should emerge after that meeting.
These dates come on the same day that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed that the 2019/2020 season is unlikely to be pushed into September 2020.
This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.