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Uefa Champions League Semi-Final

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:54 am
by Raj92
ALL you need to know: Champions League semi-final draw


The draw ceremony will begin at 12:00CET on Friday 21 April. It is being held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
Who’s in the Champions League semi-final draw?

Atletico Madrid (ESP)
Juventus (ITA)
Monaco (FRA)
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)

When will the matches be played?

The semi-final first legs will be played on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 May, with the returns the following week. The side drawn first in each tie will play the first leg at home.

Where is the final?

The National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff will stage the final at 20:45CET on Saturday 3 June
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UCL semi-final draw: Madrid v Atlético, Monaco v Juve

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:34 am
by Raj92
Last season's finalists Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will face each other in the semi-finals – the fourth season in a row they meet in this competition – with Monaco taking on Juventus in the other tie.


Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid

The Spanish capital rivals meet in a repeat of last season's final, won on penalties by Madrid
Madrid also won the 1958/59 semi-final, 2014 final and 2015 quarter-final meetings
This season in the Spanish Liga: Atlético 0-3 Madrid, Madrid 1-1 Atlético
Madrid aim to become the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title
Head-to-head record in Europe: P7, Madrid W4, Atlético W1, D2
Semi-final records: Atlético W3 L2, Madrid W14 L13

Monaco v Juventus

Monaco and Juve also met in the 1997/98 semi-finals, the Bianconeri winning 6-4 on aggregate
Juve won the first leg 4-1 before a 3-2 away defeat; they went on to lose to Madrid in the final
Juve also beat Monaco in the 2014/15 quarters, Arturo Vidal's penalty in Turin the only goal of the tie
Head-to-head record: P4, Monaco W1, Juve W2, D1
Semi-final records: Monaco W1 L2, Juventus W8 L3

The 2017 final

There was an additional draw on Friday to define who, for administrative purposes, would be the home team in the final at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday 3 June.
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Juventus too good for Monaco and move into Champions League final

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:47 am
by Raj92
Juventus replicated their first leg performance to shut off Monaco and book a place in UEFA Champions League final.


Kylian Mbappes strike for Monaco tonight may not have stopped Juventus reaching the Cardiff final, but it cut short the bids by both the Italian club and keeper Gianluigi Buffon to top the UEFA Champions League all-time rankings for not conceding a goal.

Before tonight, Buffon had last been beaten in this competition nine minutes into the 3-1 group stage win at Sevilla on 22 November. Neto then took over for the 2-0 victory against Dinamo Zagreb that capped Juve’s group campaign before Buffon returned for home and away clean sheets against both Porto and Barcelona – and last week shut out Monaco in the 2-0 semi-final first-leg success.
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Real beat Atleti 4-2 on aggregate, face Juventus in UEFA Champions League final

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:49 am
by Raj92
Real Madrid survived an early onslaught from city rivals Atletico Madrid to reach the UEFA Champions League final 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday and set up a mouth-watering clash against Juventus.


Atletico roared into a two-goal lead in the semi-final second leg with a Saul Niguez header and Antoine Griezmann’s penalty, but Isco notched in the 42nd minute for Real who saw out the game calmly to lose 2-1 on the night and ease into the final.

Real, who won the first leg at home 3-0, have now eliminated Atletico from the competition in four consecutive seasons, including the 2014 and 2016 finals. Zinedine Zidane’s side can become the first team to retain the Champions League title when they face his former club Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3.
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Juventus and Real Madrid’s previous final appearances in UEFA

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:50 am
by Raj92

Juventus have been European champions twice; Real Madrid have won the trophy an unprecedented 11 times.
While Real Madrid have won 11 of their 14 European Cup finals, Juventus have enjoyed significantly worse fortune, triumphing just twice while losing a record six finals – including the 1998 showpiece to Madrid. looks back on the sides’ past finals.

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