UEFA rules out Saturday slots for Champions League fixtures

21 May 2019

Photo: Getty Images Arjen Robben of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal with team mates during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Allianz Arena on May 18. The club celebrated winning the German league title - but fans were also protesting against ECA and UEFA.

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James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

UEFA’s president, Aleksander Čeferin, has ruled out playing Champions League fixtures on weekends as debate about the competition’s reformat continues to reverberate around the European game.

Speaking ahead of last Saturday’s Women’s Champions League Final, which followed a gathering of UEFA’s 55 member associations in Budapest, Čeferin said that he had repeated the organisation’s commitment “not to play UEFA club competition matches at weekends, with the exception of the Champions League Final.”

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