UEFA Postpones Champions League, Europa League finals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Tanya Simon
March 24, 2020

UEFA has postponed the Champions League, Europa League and Women's Champions League finals with no new dates arranged.

UEFA had already taken the decision to postpone this summer's European Championship by 12 months to give European leagues time to complete their seasons.

"The group has already started examining the schedule".

The three European showpiece club finals were all scheduled to be held in May but are the latest in a line of sporting events to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The European football body, however, added that no alternative dates have been identified.

UEFA has confirmed that the Champions League, Women's Champions League and Europa League finals have been postponed.

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There are still four last-16 ties to be completed with Manchester City v Real Madrid, Juventus v Lyon, Barcelona v Napoli and Bayern Munich v Chelsea all having played just one leg.

'Announcements will be made in due course'.

May 27 was the date for the Europa League final, which is set to be played at Stadion Energa Gdańsk.

The final was scheduled for May 30 in Istanbul before the coronavirus pandemic forced the four remaining second-leg games on March 17-18 to be delayed indefinitely. UEFA's competitions this season affect the following campaign, too, as the Europa League victor automatically qualifies for the Champions League.

Wolves are now at the last-16 stage of the Europa League.

The news comes nearly a week after it was announced that Euro 2020 is postponed until next year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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