The change comes after several national team coaches called on UEFA to allow five substitutions in the Nations League, which started earlier this month with only three replacements permitted to come on during games.
Football means something to the players whether fans are there or not. That has always been true, of course. To some extent, it is perhaps not especially revelatory. But only now, in these weeks of quiet and still in the stadiums, has it been brought into sharp focus.
UEFA to explore retaining single-leg knockout games for future Champions League, Europa League seasons
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said people inside and outside of football had contacted him to say they were “extremely excited” by the final eight format that abandoned the home-and-away two-legged quarter-finals and semi-finals.
Champions League: Extra security measures in place outside PSG's home ground to prevent wild fan celebrations
PSG face five-time champion Bayern Munich in Lisbon, but all eyes will be on the game in bars and cafés back home.
While most will be watching PSG forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, or Bayern counterparts Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski, the title could come down to the likes of Ángel Di María and Serge Gnabry.
In only its second Champions League appearance, Leipzig made it to the last four after eliminating last year's runner-up Tottenham in the round of 16, and Atlético Madrid — a two-time finalist in recent years — in the quarter-finals.
Champions League: RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann wary of ‘top players’ Neymar, Kylian Mbappe ahead of PSG clash
Nagelsmann, the youngest of the four managers in the 2019-20 Champions League semis, says the only way to stop PSG's fearsome attack is to defend as a unit.
Champions League: Kylian Mbappe fit to start in semi-final against RB Leipzig, says PSG coach Thomas Tuchel
Mbappe started on the bench in the quarter-final against Atalanta after spending the weeks leading up to that match struggling with an ankle injury.
Champions League: ‘I’m not typical goal scorer,’ says RB Leipzig's Tyler Adams after quarter-final heroics
Holding midfielder Adams scored the winner in the 88th minute, his first goal for the club, after a Joao Felix penalty had cancelled out Dani Olmo's opener for Leipzig.
Champions League: Atalanta left with ‘lot of regret’ after quarter-final exit, but take pride in best ever season
Atalanta had earned their Champions League debut after a third-place finish in Serie A last season, and matched that this campaign to ensure another run at Europe's top competition.
Bundesliga: Thiago Alcantara set to leave Bayern Munich but club 'cautiously optimistic' on keeping David Alaba
With a year left on their contracts, both defender Alaba and central midfielder Alcantara are stalling over extensions.
Champions League: Atletico Madrid heave sigh of relief as remaining squad members test negative for COVID-19
Tests at the weekend had revealed two coronavirus cases at the club, which Atletico confirmed on Monday to be players Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko.
Champions League: Manchester City have matured in tournament since previous disappointments, says Gabriel Jesus
Jesus had a standout performance in Friday's 2-1 win over 13-time European champions Real Madrid that earned a place in the quarter-finals.
Champions League: Lionel Messi's injury not a big problem, says Barcelona boss Quique Setien ahead of Bayern Munich clash
Messi took a hard knock to his lower left leg in the first half of the team’s 3-1 win on Saturday. He was hit by Kalidou Koulibaly after slipping in front of the defender inside the area, earning a penalty kick for the Catalan club.
Champions League: Lyon head Jean-Michel Aulas says ‘big stroke of luck’ needed to undo injustice caused by Ligue 1’s abrupt end
When the league was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic, Lyon were nine points behind Lille who took the last Champions League place and one point behind Reims who gained the last guaranteed Europa League spot.
Champions League: Andrea Pirlo named Juventus coach after club sacks Maurizio Sarri following Round of 16 exit
Ten days ago, Pirlo had been appointed coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C. But he had not coached a game yet.
Champions League: Zinedine Zidane says he's proud of Real Madrid despite disappointing Round of 16 exit
Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at home back in February, before the coronavirus shutdown, Real Madrid lost by the same scoreline at an empty Etihad Stadium to go out 4-2 on aggregate
Despite leading Juve to a ninth straight Scudetto, his first as a coach, Sarri paid for the club's failure on the European stage.
Champions League: Manchester City's howling appetite sees them through to quarter-finals as Real Madrid, Juventus bow out
There was a stink of complacency in the pre-match preparations of Real. Attitudes relaxed since their domestic title win, while City’s appetite was howling.
Champions League: Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick mulls starting Ivan Perisic or Philippe Coutinho for last 16 second leg
Bayern host Frank Lampard's Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in the last 16, return leg holding a 3-0 advantage after routing the Blues at Stamford Bridge last February before the competition was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.