Champions League 2020 final in Madrid ?

By June 10, 2020 , , , , ,

Champions League 2020 final
Madrid competed strongly to host the Champions League final

Madrid mayor of the city Jose Luis Martínez-Almeida on Tuesday expressed his "full and absolute support" for her bid to host the Champions League 2020 final, in a move he wants to show the Spanish capital has recovered from the impact of the new Corona virus.

The 2019-2020 Champions League final is the 65th final of the UEFA Champions League. The football match was scheduled to take place on May 30, 2020 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey before being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The final match was scheduled to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on May 30, before the continental federation of the game (Uefa) announced in March the suspension of the competition, which had reached the final price, until further notice.

While UEFA did not officially announce any changes to the venue of the final match, press reports indicated that Wifa is considering completing the competition in a modified format in August, it may be noted that the remaining stages will be held in the form of a final tournament.

Several cities were traded to host the tournament, such as Lisbon, Moscow and Frankfurt.

Martinez-Almeida expressed his support for the Madrid bid as the host city for the final, saying to the local TV channel "Tres" "I know that there are steps in this direction and I would like, on behalf of the city council, to show my full and absolute support for the final of the Champions League in Madrid".

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The mayor of the city, which is still in the second stage (of four stages) to remove the isolation imposed due to 'Covid-19', added that the hosting of the final 'will show in the current circumstances Madrid's ability to recover in a very short period of the dramatic situation that we witnessed'.

He explained: 'We have enough infrastructure and public services needed (...) and it will be a message to the world that Madrid, despite the tragedy that we have seen, is not giving up, and it is back.'

The Spanish capital hosted the Champions League final for the 2018-2019 season, which ended with Liverpool defeating its compatriot Tottenham (2-0) at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitan Stadium on June 1, 2019.

Spain is one of the countries most affected by the 'Covid-19' virus around the world, after it killed more than 27 thousand people among more than 241 thousand declared cases, according to the latest official figures.

It is expected that Uefa will decide at its executive committee meeting on June 17 and 18, the formula for completing the Champions League and the venue of its matches.

According to the reports, Uefa may replace the currently approved formula (round trip) with one match on neutral ground as of the quarter-finals, and perhaps collect the eight competing teams in one city.

And stopped the Champions League in mid-March at the second leg of the final price, after four teams guaranteed qualification to the quarter-finals: Atlético de Madrid, Atalanta of Italy, German Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain.

The national championships in Spain, England and Italy are preparing to complete the local season successively this month after stopping since March due to the global pandemic, similar to the German that resumed its activities on May 16.

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