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UEFA consider mini-tournament to decide Champions League - report

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UEFA are set to meet on Tuesday to discuss the future of domestic and European competitions amid the coronavirus outbreak that has halted football across the globe.

Europe’s governing body will discuss what happens next and already have one plan regarding finishing off the Champions League and Europa League.

According to BBC Sport, they are considering playing the quarter-finals and semi-finals as one-off games over a “handful of days” in the hosts cities of Istanbul and Gdansk.

The thinking is that holding a mini-tournament would free up space in the calendar, would limit travelling and would also minimise disruption to leagues when they resume.

UEFA is pretty determined to finish the season which means it’s likely Euro 2020 will move to next year which would also free up space.

So far four teams have qualified for the quarter-finals, while another eight (including Barcelona) still need to play the second leg of their last-16 ties.