Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

UCL semis: Madrid to face Atletico

UCL semis: Madrid to face Atletico

Friday's Champions League semifinal draw saw Real Madrid placed against rivals Atletico Madrid, while Ligue 1 leaders Monaco face Serie A champions Juventus.

Real - aiming to become the first team to retain the Champions League - will host Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 2 and a free-scoring Monaco side brimming with some of Europe's hottest young talents are home to a defensively brilliant Juventus on May 3, with the second legs the following week.

"In theory it's better to play the return leg at home but that all depends on the result of the first leg".

Betting on La Liga? Our fans and our players have known how to come back from playing two Champions League finals and losing them.

Prediction: Juventus are the most complete team left in the Champions League and, while Monaco will doubtless stretch them, it will be the Italians who go through - perhaps by a two-goal margin.

Despite being handed a fairly kind draw for the quarter-finals in the form of Anderlecht, United laboured and needed extra time in the second leg to progress 3-2 on aggregate.

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Atletico had also reached the final in 1974, when they lost to Bayern, but have yet to win the competition.

Real Madrid are three games away from making history and becoming the first club to successfully defend their title.

With United now four points outside the Premier League top four, winning the Europa League for the first time may represent their best chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Monaco last met Juve in the quarter-finals of the 2014-15 season, where the Turin side ran out 1-0 aggregate winners.

The Champions League final takes place on June 3 (19:45 BST) at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. "I think they can win the Champions League this season", the Spanish global said after Buffon shut out Lionel Messi and Barcelona over 180 minutes of football.

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