Europa League round of 16 venues confirmed
Thursday, 9 July 2020
The venues have been confirmed for this season's remaining UEFA Europa League round of 16 fixtures.
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The UEFA Executive Committee has decided that this season's six remaining UEFA Europa League round of 16 second legs can be staged at the home teams’ stadiums.
Europa League round of 16 fixtures
Second legs at home team's stadium
Wednesday 5 August
Copenhagen vs İstanbul Başakşehir (0-1), 18:55 CET
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg (2-1), 18:55 CET
Manchester United vs LASK (5-0), 21:00 CET
Thursday 6 August
Leverkusen vs Rangers (3-1), 18:55 CET
Basel vs Frankfurt (3-0), 21:00 CET
Wolves vs Olympiacos (1-1), 21:00 CET
Single matches to be played in Germany
Getafe vs Inter, 5 August (21:00 CET), Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen
Roma vs Sevilla, 6 August (18:55 CET), MSV Arena in Duisburg
The 2019/20 UEFA Europa League has been on hold since Thursday 12 March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was announced on 17 June that this season's quarter-finals, semi-finals and final would be played as a straight knockout tournament across four cities in Germany in August: Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures.
It had also already been decided that the round of 16 ties where the first legs were postponed (Inter vs Getafe and Sevilla vs Roma) would be played as single matches at German venues.
Following an extraordinary UEFA Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, it has now been confirmed that the six round of 16 second legs can take place behind closed doors at the home teams’ stadiums.
Behind closed doors
Matches will take place behind closed doors until further notice. Several elements were taken into account by UEFA when making the decision, such as the protection of the health of all those involved in the matches as well as the public at large, a responsibility to provide the safest environment for matches in order to guarantee the progress of competitions and ensuring sporting fairness within a very inconsistent landscape (some countries have allowed stadium attendance, others have not).
2019/20 UEFA Europa League schedule
5–6 August: Round of 16 (second legs at home teams’ stadiums; single-leg ties in Germany)
10–11 August: Quarter-finals (Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen)
16–17 August: Semi-finals (German venues to be confirmed)
21 August: Final (Cologne)