According to a report from Sky Sports Italia, UEFA could be set to unveil a huge plan to resume the Champions League in August – and the proposed move to conclude this European season in late summer could be set to have an impact on Man City’s season.
The outlet claims that UEFA are about to reveal their proposed Champions League schedule that will help to conclude the competition as quickly as possible in August, playing at least one match every three days from the seventh of that month.
Recent events, which have resulted in football’s untimely suspension, are at the centre of discussion as to how the football season can resume safely and without issue – culminating in a series of rumoured measures that may help to get competitions back underway.
This proposal, courtesy of Sky Sports Italia, would have a huge impact on City if UEFA decide to go through with the alleged plans.
Would this have a positive or negative effect on City's Champions League ambitions?
The Sky Blues are currently 2-1 ahead of Last 16 opponents Real Madrid on aggregate after a brilliant victory at the Bernabeu back in late February, with Gabriel Jesus’ header and Kevin De Bruyne’s spot kick putting us in cruise control ahead of the return leg.
However, if UEFA decide to play a Champions League match every three days from August 7, this may hugely impact City’s chances of winning the competition – especially taking into account the logistics of travel and player fitness.
The only positive we can take from this report is the alleged plan to resume the competition once domestic leagues have been concluded, potentially meaning that City can prioritise Europe.
Whether or not this will have a positive or negative effect remains to be seen, but there appears to be a chance this may impact our Champions League ambitions in one way or another.