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RB Leipizig beat Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League semi-finals
RB Leipizig beat Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League semi-finals
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RB Leipzig overcame a defensive Atletico Madrid to reach their first Champions League semi-final. With a 2:1 victory, Leipzig ended the dream of Madrid to reach their third final in the last six years.

Dani Olmo and Tyler Adams scored for the German side, and João Felix scored for the Spanish.

RB Leipzig will face PSG on August 18 at 19:00 UTC for a spot in the Champions League final.

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PSG scores twice in stoppage-time to advance to Champions League semi-finals
PSG scores twice in stoppage-time to advance to Champions League semi-finals
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In the first UEFA Champions League match, PSG has beaten Atalanta 2:1, to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 25 years.

The game, played at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, was decided in the last minutes with PSG managing a comeback in dramatic fashion. Marquinhos got their equaliser in the 90th minute, with Choupo-Moting scoring the winner two minutes later.

PSG will face in semi-finals the winner of the game between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid.

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Barcelona to face Bayern on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
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Barcelona and Bayern advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals. Both clubs head to Lisbon to play each other on August 14 at the Estádio da Luz.

Playing at the Camp Nou, Barcelona qualified with a 3:1 win over Napoli, goals by Lenglet, Messi and Luis Suárez. Lorenzo Insigne scored for Napoli.

In Munich, Bayern confirmed their favouritism by beating Chelsea 4:1. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and created goals for Perisic and Tolisso.

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Manchester City and Lyon advance to the last eight in the Champions League
Manchester City and Lyon advance to the last eight in the Champions League
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Manchester City and Lyon will face each other on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The game will be played on August 15 at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon.

In Manchester, City qualified with a 2:1 win against Real Madrid, with goals by Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

In Turin, Juventus won the game 2:1, with two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Lyon qualified on the aggregate result -- by having more away goals.

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Real Madrid to have a quarantine exemption to face Manchester City on August 7
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Despite the 14-day quarantine rule imposed on travellers from Spain to the UK, the Champions League match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will be played on August 7 at the Etihad Stadium.

The British Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden announced an exemption for sports teams and film crews that will allow the game to take place in Manchester as planned.

The quarantine regulation was imposed by the UK following a dramatic increase in the virus in Spain.

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UEFA Champions/Europa League closing stages set for August in Portugal, Germany and Basque Country
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UEFA announced yesterday several details for the remaining Champions League and Europa League matches. The interrupted rounds of 16 are scheduled to restart on August 5 at unconfirmed locations.

Afterwards, Champions League matches from the quarter-finals up to the final will be played between August 12-23 in Lisbon, while Europa League matches are to be played between August 10-24 at four German cities (Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen).

Finally, the Women's Champions League will wrap up in the Basque Country region of Spain between August 21-30.

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PSG and Lyon plan comeback with training and friendlies aiming the Champions League return
Neymar Jr. scores agains Lille on January 26, 2020
Neymar Jr. scores agains Lille on January 26, 2020 Credit: Liondartois (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais will start their preparation for the Champions League on June 22. As the French League was the only of the "big-five" -- English, Spanish, German, Italian and French -- that cancel their current season, so PSG and Lyon will need to prepare with friendlies to be played in July and the French Cup League final in August 1st.

According to UEFA, the Champions League 2019-20 will resume on August.

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UEFA supends Champions League and Europa League "until further notice"

All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended "until further notice" by Uefa because of the global coronavirus pandemic. All national team games scheduled for June have also been postponed, including play-off matches for Euro 2020, which has been moved to 2021, and qualifying matches for the Women's Euro 2021.