Champions League in August and the 2020/21 La Liga season in October?

Jaume Roures says the main aim has to be to complete the current season whenever possible

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The stoppage to football's biggest competitions, including the Champions League and La Liga, looks set to go on for a while yet. 

However, the organisations in charge are starting to look for solutions and there's speculation that the Champions League could return in August, with the next La Liga campaign delayed until October. 

Jaume Roures of Mediapro has told RAC1 that the domestic leagues must be completed however necessary, predicting that games will probably return in June. 

"The most important thing is to end the season," he said. "It's not as important to know when the next season will start. If this season doesn't end, 30 percent of revenue will be lost, European football would lose more than 7,000 million euros. Football cannot allow that." 

Then there's the challenge of getting European competitions going again: the Champions League and the Europa League. The option of completing the remaining rounds in August has been raised. Despite the fact both finals had been scheduled for the end June, the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic forced UEFA to postpone them indefinitely for now.

Once the current campaign is finished, the next one can be planned. Given Roures comments on Catalan radio, and knowing that there are plans to remove the winter break, a start date of October for La Liga 2020/21 has not been ruled out. 

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