After a long hold up, the draw at long last occurred. With a repeat of the Madrid derby on the cards in the semi-finals this year.
What’s more, not the final round as in past campaigns. Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico Madrid as they are hoping to win the UCL once more.
Atletico Madrid will seek revenge as Real Madrid outlived them in the last two finals in which they met. First in Lisbon (2013/14) and second in Milan (2015/16).
Then again, the high-flying Monaco attack will confront an intense test against the trademark resolute Juventus defense, drove by their own one of a kind BBC.
The two Madrid clubs know each other well. While the French and Italian sides have a Champions League family of their own. Making it a standout amongst the most captivating semi-final pairings in late memory.
Zinedine Zidane’s side could turn into the first club to hold the trophy in the Champions League time in the last on 3 June in Cardiff.
As Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico Madrid. They will play the first leg of the tie at home on the second of May. What’s more, the arrival leg will occur at the Vicente Calderón on the tenth of that month.
Atletico Madrid fit the bill for the semi-finals by beating Leicester (1-0 in the first leg and 1-1 in England). Having already observed off Bayer Leverkusen in the last-sixteen.
In the group stages, they completed top of the hill, improving of Bayern Munich, PSV, and Rostov. With 5 goals up until this point, Griezmann is their driving scorer in the opposition.
Real Madrid, expecting to win Europe’s head club rivalry for the twelfth time. As they beat German champions Bayern Munich 6-3 on the total to achieve the last four.