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Champions League: it looks very complicated for OL, more favorable draw for PSG!

After several months of sleep, the Champions League is back! If it will be necessary to wait for the month of August for the “final 8” in Lisbon, the draw for the quarter-finals of the competition took place this Friday, July 10 in Nyon in Switzerland. PSG, already qualified for the quarter-finals, will face Atalanta Bergamo and OL, who can qualify by beating Juventus in the 1/8 return final, will face Real Madrid or Manchester City if they qualify for Turin against Juve.

Draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League:

  • Quarter-final 1: Real Madrid or Manchester City – Olympique Lyonnais or Juventus

  • Quarter-final 2: RB Leipzig-Atletico Madrid

  • Quarter-final 3: Naples or FC Barcelona – Chelsea or Bayern Munich

  • Quarter final 4: Atalanta Bergamo – PSG

Half-final draw for the Champions League:

  • Semi-final 1: quarter-final winner 1 – quarter-final winner 3

  • Semi-final 2: quarter-final winner 2 – quarter-final winner 4

12:28 p.m .: let’s go for the 1/2 final draw!

12:24 p.m .: let’s go for the 1/4 finals draw!

12:18 p.m .: the one who will proceed to the draw for the Champions League is none other than the coach of the Girondins de Bordeaux, Paulo Sousa, double winner of the event (in 1996 with Juventus and in 1997 with Borussia Dortmund).

12:15 p.m .: Covid-19 requires, there is no club officer present in Nyon for this draw. They are still online on video.

12:10 p.m .: A quick reminder of the top scorers of the 2019-20 Champions League. Robert Lewandowski leads the way with 11 goals ahead of Erling Braut Haaland (10 goals).

12h: the draw is imminent. The still qualified clubs hold their breath.

11:30 am: At 30 minutes from the Champions League draw, pressure is mounting among the clubs still qualified in the most prestigious of European competitions.

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11.20 am: For troubled times, additional restrictions have been announced by the body approaching the draw (all matches behind closed doors, strict health protocol, etc.), which specifies, for all practical purposes, that the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final will be played in the form of a knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Estádio da Luz de Benfica (which will host the final) and at the Estádio José Alvalade, lair of Sporting CP.

11 a.m .: H-1 before the draw!

10.54 a.m .: The draw, the ceremony of which will start at noon and will be followed live on Foot Mercato, will be carried out in three phases. The first draw will concern the quarter-finals, while the second draw will correspond to the semi-finals and the third will determine the administrative team which will play at home during the final. UEFA specifies that there is no top seed or protection per country. Each team can meet any of its opponents.

10:36 am: the schedule for “Final 8” has been defined as follows:

  • Round of 16 return leg: August 7-8

  • Quarter-finals: August 12-15 in Lisbon

  • Semi-finals: August 18-19 in Lisbon

  • Final: August 23 in Lisbon

10.32 am: as a reminder, there are still 4 qualifiers missing for the 1/4 finals. Four posters back from the round of 16 remain to be played: Juventus – OL (0-1), Manchester City – Real Madrid (2-1), FC Barcelona-Naples (1-1) and Bayern Munich-Chelsea (3-0) . These meetings will take place on August 7 or 8 (dates defined after the draw). The last four qualified will join the first four quarter-finalists, namely PSG, Atlético de Madrid, RB Leipzig and Atalanta Bergamo. These 8 teams will participate in the final 8 in a new format of knockout matches.

10:30 a.m .: welcome to this live commentary of the draw for the quarter final and the semi final of the Champions League. A highly anticipated draw taking place in Nyon, Switzerland.

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