Rummenigge is looking forward to the reform of the Champions League, UEFA is only preparing it
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The head of Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, expressed enthusiasm for the reform proposal for the Champions League. However, the European Football Union (UEFA) has not yet published its specific form.
Based on sources directly from UEFA, Rummenigge revealed that a change in the culmination of the competition and the basic part is being prepared. According to her, the semifinals and finals should be played in one place during the week, just like in Lisbon last year, when a coronavirus pandemic forced an alternative solution. "It will be a week of football, the competition will culminate similarly to the America's Super Bowl, for one match. People will like it, I am convinced of that," Rummenigge told DPA.
The abolition of four-member groups is also being considered. Instead, each of the teams would play against ten different opponents, the results would be counted in a single table. The sixteen best teams would then advance to the elimination phase. "The group part is starting to get a little boring," the head of the Bavarian big club presented his opinion. The current model of European competitions has been approved by UEFA until 2024.