Estádio da Luz, one of the most valuable stadiums in the world, is ready to host the final 8 of the Champions League. With all the matches of the quarterfinals defined, the Cathedral hosts the first of four clashes on August 12.
Matches at Estádio da Luz
|Quarterfinal||Atalanta vs PSG||12.08 |20 pm|
|Quarterfinal||Barcelona vs Bayern Munich||14.08 |20 pm|
|Semifinal||Winner of the Leipzig-Atlético Madrid vs winner of the Atalanta-PSG (semifinal 1)||18.08 |20 pm|
|Final||winner of semifinal 1 vs winner of semifinal 2||23.08 |20 pm|
The other encounters of the quarterfinals will be played at the Estádio José Alvalade. The Leipzig-Atlético Madrid match on August 13, at 8:00 pm, and the Manchester City-Lyon match, at the same time, but on August 15.
The semifinal and the final
In a version with single-legged rounds and matches behind closed doors, the games come thick and fast. On August 18, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium hosts the semifinal to be played between the winner of the Leipzig-Atlético Madrid and the winner of the match between Atalanta and Paris Saint-Germain.
CALENDAR OF THE FINAL 8
Quarterfinals: August 12 to 15
Semifinals: August 18 to 19
Final: August 23 (Estádio da Luz)
On August 19, in Alvalade, the other semifinal between the winner of the Barcelona-Bayern and Manchester City-Lyon will take place.
The big moment is scheduled for August 23, at 8:00 pm! The Champions League final will be at Estádio da Luz, for the second time in history since its inauguration on October 25, 2003. In 2014, in the final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid several former player of reds were on the pitch: Di María and Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) and Tiago (Atlético Madrid).
This time, depending on the combination of results may be on the pitch Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), João Félix and Oblak (Atlético Madrid), Di María (PSG) and João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Ederson (Manchester City).
Text: Marco Rebelo
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica and UEFA