Champions League to resume on 7 August

The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August.

All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The matches will be split between Benfica's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (which will host the final) and Sporting CP's Estádio José Alvalade.

A decision is pending on whether the rest of the round of 16 second legs will take place in the home team's arena or in Portugal. The Estádio perform Dragão in Porto and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four outstanding second legs if needed.

The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League has been on hold since Wednesday 11 March due to this COVID-19 outbreak. The revised program to conclude this season's competition was confirmed following Wednesday's UEFA Executive Committee meeting.

2019/20 UEFA Champions League schedule

7-8 August: Round of 16 second legs (venues to be confirmed)

All fittings will kick off at 21:00 CET. The quarter-final and semi-final draws will occur in Nyon on 10 July; the specific game schedule will subsequently follow.

Upcoming UEFA Champions League finals

The 2019/20 final was expected to be held in the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul which will now instead stage the 2020/21 showpiece. The three subsequent final places have also agreed to sponsor a year later than originally planned.

2020: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal

2021: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey

2022: Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2023: Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany

2024: Wembley Stadium, London, England

UEFA medical routine and suits behind closed doors

The key principles of this UEFA clinical protocol were also approved on Wednesday, and comprehensive guidelines are now finalised over the upcoming few weeks to ensure a thorough sanitary plan be put in place to protect the health of all participants to UEFA matches when the competitions resume.

UEFA will be regularly assessing the situation throughout the continent and will liaise with local governments to observe when spectators could slowly return.

Key amendments into the 2019/20 club contests' regulations

Teams will be permitted to enroll three new players on their List A for the rest of the 2019/20 season, provided such players were registered and qualified for the club since the previous registration deadline (3 February 2020 for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League). List A will still just have the ability to include a maximum of 25 players. It will not be possible for clubs to register newly-transferred players.

Five substitutions will be allowed in all the remaining matches in season 2019/20, in accord with the temporary change to the Laws of the Game, whereas the number of substitutions for year 2020/21 will remain at three.

The access list for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League hasn't been influenced by the new calendar.

The deadline for federal associations to enter teams into the opponents will be 3 August for the UEFA Champions League.

The UEFA Executive Committee also approved a revised calendar for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

State of play

Half of those 2019/20 UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties have concluded, with Paris, Atlético, Leipzig and Atalanta through into the quarter-finals. This round of 16 second legs are yet to be played:

Juventus vs Lyon (0-1)

Manchester City vs Real Madrid (2-1)

Bayern vs Chelsea (3-0)

Barcelona vs Napoli (1-1)