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The Champions League Draw
Even though the Round of 16 hasn’t been completed yet, the matchups for the Champions League Quarterfinals have already been decided... sort of. The only matchups that we know for sure will take place are Atletico Madrid vs RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-German vs Atalanta. The remaining two matchups will depend on the results from the remaining Round of Sixteen games. Bayern Munich, who have a 3-0 aggregate lead against Chelsea, are almost certain to move on to face either Barcelona or Napoli. In the remaining tie, the results are still in question, as all four of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Olympique Lyon, and Juventus have reasonable shots at going through.
The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw is complete! pic.twitter.com/WQE4NLF5dt— 433 (@433) July 10, 2020
Bundesliga Return Schedule
Derek Rae, a good source for anything Bundesliga-related, has confirmed that German football will return with the first round of the DFB cup taking place during the second week of Septemeber. The Bundesliga will resume play during the following week.
CONFIRMED: New German football season to begin with the DFB-Pokal 1st round, 11-14 Sept.— Derek Rae (@RaeComm) July 10, 2020
Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga & 3. Liga to start the following week.
The calendar year ends with Pokal on 22/23 Dec. Much shorter winter break with leagues back 1st weekend in January.
The Daily Buzz
Which Champions League match are you most looking forward to?