UEFA is reportedly considering the option of finishing the Champions
League and Europa League competitions in August, once domestic leagues have
Football across the continent has been ground to a halt by
the coronavirus pandemic and the governing body is meeting next Thursday to
discuss how the 2019/20 season can be concluded.
Its plans for the two European competitions will depend on
how soon domestic leagues across the continent can resume.
If they are up and running sometime in the next couple of
months, then UEFA could decide to play them alongside the league action as they
do in normal circumstances.
But if it is not until July or August that the action is
underway then UEFA would be more likely to play the remainder of the two
competitions in a condensed time frame, culminating at the end of the August.
Both the Champions League and the Europa League, with
respective finals due to be played in Istanbul and Gdansk, are currently midway
through the round of 16 stage.
It is understood UEFA are keen for all remaining matches in
the domestic leagues to be played, but April 23's meeting is likely to see the
subject of possibly ending them early at least discussed.
- TEAMtalk media