Lisbon favorite to host last-eight games in Champions League.

Benfica’s Estadio da Luz could be used for the Champions League mini-tournament.

Lisbon is the favourite to host an eight-team Champions League knockout tournament in August, if it is given the go-ahead by governing body UEFA.

Europe’s continental cup competitions were stopped in March because of the corona virus pandemic.

Uefa’s executive committee will make its decision on 17 June.

Meetings over the past few weeks have debated various scenarios, including completing the tournament in two-legged ties as originally planned.

Which it is felt would provide the most entertaining option for broadcasters and TV viewers.

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It would mean the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final being played in one location as a mini-tournament behind closed doors.

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The Champions League final would be played on 23 August.

The Europa League final taking place on 21 August.

Spain, Germany and Russia have been mentioned as potential hosts for the Champions League.

But given its location and the fact it has no teams left in this season’s tournament.

Portugal is viewed as the most likely option.

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Lisbon has two stadiums with the facilities required to host high-profile matches, and hotels to accommodate the required number of teams.

The Portuguese Primeira Liga resumed on 3 June and most corona virus restrictions in the country are being lifted this month.

Uefa is planning to move the final from Istanbul.

it was due to be held on 30 May, for the new format.

The Europa League final, due to be held in Gdansk, Poland on 27 May,Is likely to be moved to Germany.

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