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Getafe president Torres reveals UEFA plans for Champions League and Europa League

Getafe president Angel Torres has lifted the lid on UEFA's plans to restart the Champions League and Europa League.

Back in March, Torres refused to let his Getafe side travel to Milan for the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie with Inter over safety concerns.

Now, the idea is to complete the two European competitions in August, once domestic seasons are finished.

"UEFA's idea is, from the quarter-finals onwards, to play the Champions League and Europa League at a [neutral] venue and with just one leg, but nothing has been confirmed," Torres told 'El Transistor'.

"They will decide on it on June 17."

Torres also responded to LaLiga's plan to hold the rest of the LaLiga Santander season between June 12 and July 19.

"If we start on the weekend of June 12 and we finish on July 19, there would be a break and we could bring forward our matches in [the Europa League] instead of playing on August 2 or 3," he said.

"A break [in between the two competitions] could do a lot of harm to us, but the situation isn't normal and we have to adapt."

With UEFA competitions set to be played in August and LaLiga Santander to start next season in September, Torres can see problems with the players' fitness.

"They're talking about September 12 [for the start of next season], but we have to see if any Spanish teams reach the finals of the Champions League because we'd have to give them a few weeks of holiday," he said.

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