The possible date that the Champions League and the Europa Cup could be played have been revealed with both tournaments set to be modified into a mini-tournament as well as played on neutral venues especially for matches in England.

The European governing body UEFA is considering putting back the outstanding fixtures in the Champions League and Europa League until August and it will be all staged as a mini-tournament.

Manchester City will host Real Madrid in the reverse fixture of the round of 16, with Wolves, Manchester United and Rangers in a similar situation in the Europa League.

Manchester City could play on August 7 but if the UK is still on lockdown and still maintain a 14-day quarantine on arrivals into the country then they will have to move to neutral venues.

The teams are already aware of the Champions League and Europa League staged as a mini tournament in Istanbul and Gdansk respectively which is where the finals are due to be held.

that could lead to the remaining last 16 ties and the quarter-finals with dates pencilled in from August 2, all the way to the Europa League final on August 27 and the Champions League final on August 29.

With Wolves, Manchester United and Rangers could play their outstanding last 16 ties on August 6, City is due to play on August 7 but clearly, the UK quarantine restriction would present another obstacle and that is where neutral venues or potentially the host cities for the finals could be used.

UEFA are meeting on Monday with the 55 national associations taking part on a video conference call when they will discuss possibilities with the calendar group.

The European governing body wants to have a clear plan from every league by May 25 ahead of their next ExCo meeting on May 27 when a more final fixture list and schedule can be agreed.

Possible Champions League/Europa League dates

Aug 2 to 7
Champions League and Europa League last-16 ties.
August 13 to 16
Champions League and Europe League quarter-finals.
August 20 to 23
Champions League and Europa League semi-finals.
August 27
Europa League final.
August 29
Champions League final.

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