The head president joked that his team deserved to be crowned European champion.
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His comments, probably ironic and in a ton of fun, come when UEFA develops a plan to end the competition, after Atletico Madrid eliminated the Reds to reach the quarterfinals. One possible solution to complete the competition is that a single host city organizes matches for the quarterfinals and the rest of the competition, with unique matches that are likely to replace traditional round trips.
“Nothing is known yet”
But Enrique Cerezo has his own ideas on how things could be addressed if the Champions League could not be completed “In the hypothetical hypothesis where the Champions League was not played because of coronavirus, the champion should be the one who beat the champion“Cerezo told Mundo Deportivo.”There are still some knockout matches, the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the finals. “
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“We understand that UEFA is trying to centralize all these matches in the same city, we talked about Spain, Portugal … nothing is known yet. There are 11 games left, plus the final phase of the Champions League, which could be four games. I imagine me that the government is waiting to see how the pandemic develops and will make the decision it plans to be wise.“, the president of the Spanish club concluded. Atletico lost two Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016.
Diego Simeone’s team resumes its La Liga campaign at Athletic Bilbao behind closed doors on Sunday. Although there has been no confirmation of the European Cup final date, the reports suggest that it could take place during the month of August. Atletico Madrid is one of four teams that have already qualified for the quarterfinals with Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta and RB Leipzig.