UEFA has announced that the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Champions League will take place in Lisbon from 12-23 August.

Following an extended break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the game is expected to resume with four of the eight rounds of 16 second-leg ties that remain to be played.

The remaining matches of the second leg will be played on August 7-8, with a decision still to be made on whether they will take place at the stadiums of the home team or in Portugal.

Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, and RB Leipzig have already claimed their place in the quarter-final round, which will take place at the Estadio da Luz and Jose Alvalade Stadium between 12-15 August.

The semi-final round takes place on 18-19 August with the Estadio da Luz hosting the final on 23 August.

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With the condensed schedule, all remaining rounds will be played with extra time and penalty kicks as single-leg ties to decide winners.

The draw for the quarter-final round will take place on July 10 at UEFA headquarters with the federation spelling out the match schedule at the time.

Istanbul, which was initially selected to host the final this year, will now host St Petersburg in 2021, Munich in 2023 and Wembley in 2024 as host cities have seen their duties moved back by a year.

Meanwhile, the Europa League will be played in Germany as a straight knockout tournament, with Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, and Gelsenkirchen serving as hosts.

In addition to the continuation of club competitions, UEFA has confirmed that the 12 original Euro 2020 host cities were confirmed as venues for the 2021 rescheduled tournament.

As a result of the new timetable, changes will also be made to the 2020-21 Champions League qualifying process which is expected to commence on August 8.

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