UEFA has decided to schedule the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Porto and Chelsea at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Due to the health situation in Portugal. The two teams will face each other in the den of Sevilla FC on April 7 and then on April 13 (on RMC Sport).
It will take some getting used to. The Covid-19 pandemic has been disrupting European football plans for many months. And it is probably not over yet. The Champions League is not spared by this crisis. Several posters of the round of 16 have been relocated in order to cope with the government restrictions put in place across the Old Continent. Liverpool and Leipzig had to move to Budapest (Hungary). Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea met in Bucharest (Romania).
And the Blues will again have to change destination for their quarter-final home and away. With a shortened trip this time. Thomas Tuchel’s players meet in the south of Spain to face FC Porto on April 7 and April 13 (on RMC Sport). Scheduled at Dragao, the meeting was moved to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, the den of Sevilla FC. A decision motivated by the health situation in Portugal. UEFA has officially confirmed this change of venue.
Chelsea made their mark by leaving Atlético
After eliminating Juventus from Cristiano Ronaldo in the previous round, Porto hope to find the last four of the C1 for the first time in seventeen years. But opposite, Chelsea promises to be a very tough opponent. For their first quarter-final since 2014, N’Golo Kanté’s partners even advance as the favorites of this opposition.
Their two victories against Atlético de Madrid in the 8th (0-1, 2-0) marked the spirits. With in particular a magnificent acrobatic return from Olivier Giroud on the first leg. It remains to be confirmed during a double confrontation which will conclude on April 13. The winner will find Real Madrid or Liverpool for a place in the final.
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