To pause the season in the European Cup because of the pandemic coronavirus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League managed to get four teams: Atalanta (Italy), “RB Leipzig” (Germany), “Paris Saint-Germain” (France) and club atlético de Madrid (Spain). Four of the club will be determined by the results of reciprocal meetings of the 1/8 finals, which will be held without spectators in pre-planned locations on August 7-8. Talking about pairs: “Barcelona” – “Napoli” (1:1 after the first game), “Bavaria” – “Chelsea” (3:0), Juventus – Lyon (0:1) and Manchester city – real Madrid (2:1).
the results of the draw, it became known that in the 1/4 finals of one of the best players of today Cristiano Ronaldo could return to their former team – real Madrid: the winner of the match between Juventus and Lyon will meet at this stage either Manchester city or Madrid superclub. The winner of the confrontation between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli will play either Chelsea or Bayern. Two pairs are already known: “RB Leipzig” – “Atletico” and “Atalanta” – “PSG”.
quarter-Finals (August 12-15), semi-finals (18-19 August) and the Champions League final (August 23) will be held in the format of the tournament according to the principle of the playoffs, which will take Lisbon. In all rounds, the teams will play one match.
as for the Europa League, the draw for the 1/4 finals the following: “Wolfsburg” (Germany) / “Shakhtar Donetsk” (Ukraine) – “Eintracht” (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland); LASK (Austria) / “Manchester United” (England) – “Basaksehir Istanbul” (Turkey) / Copenhagen (Denmark); “inter” (Italy) / Getafe (Spain) Rangers (Scotland) / Bayer (Germany); Olympiakos (Greece) / “Wolverhampton” (England) – “Seville” (Spain) / Roma (Italy).
In the semifinals, the winner of the first quarterfinal will play with the third, and the fourth with the second. Quarter-finals (10-11 Aug) and the semifinals (August 16-17) will be held in Germany in the format of the final tournament with a play-off. All pairs will be played one match. The final 21 Aug take Cologne.
the Moscow “Spartak” continues to disappoint their fans. Lost “Sochi” in the match of the 28th round of the Premier League, “red-white” not only extended series without a win to five games, but fell to ninth place. The gap from the relegation zone is only six points.
during the week “Spartak” was one of the main newsmakers of the Russian football. The dismissal of the General Director of Thomas Zorn, the appointment in his place of Shamil Gazizov, a three-match suspension of head coach Domenico Tedesco for the failure in the Derby with Lokomotiv – all these events fit with just a couple of days. You can imagine the atmosphere in which the team was preparing to travel to Sochi.
Upon arrival to the South the adventures of Spartacus were not over: a few hours before the start of the game, it became known that Tedesco has become a victim of fraud. He transferred 250 thousand rubles, the attacker, who introduced one of the club with��mines and has asked money for treatment of a relative. It seems that the news is directly related to the match, but psychological as Domenico not to be envied. This week, it seems, everything going for him worse.
the Fate of the match with “Sochi” has decided an unfortunate own goal of the defender “Spartaka” Pavel Maslov. In the second half, especially in the end, the Muscovites put pressure the opponent, but to capitalize on opportunities and failed. As a result of “red-white” have suffered a 13th defeat of the season in the Premier League. More was only in 2003 – 14.
– it’s a Shame that we conceded an unnecessary goal. After the break turned the tide of the match, dominated, had chances in front of goal. Somewhere lacked decision-making. Did the absence of Tedesco on the bench? I do not know. Hardly anyone will be able to answer this question. We like to be prepared for the game, Domenico spent in the hotel. Everything was analyzed. Of course, we wanted to Tedesco was on the bench but have to accept the circumstances, said assistant Tedesco Andreas Hinkel.