The semi-finals of the Champions League will be determined by a draw in Nyon
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MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. The draw for the semi-finals of football League of Champions will take place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland. Your opponents learn Spanish teams from Madrid “Atletiko” and “real” Italian “Juventus” and also representing France Monaco.
In the Champions League left to play only five matches, semi-finals will be held may 2-3 and 9-10. The favorite continues to be “real”, which has good chances for the first time in the 25-year history of the Champions League to win the trophy twice in a row. Juventus and Atletico Madrid are distinguished by a robust defense, while Monaco sensationally got so far due to effective football.
“Monaco” can be considered the weakest participant in the semi-finals, however, don’t discount a team that in each of the four matches of the playoffs scored three goals. Like Atletico Madrid, Monaco the trophy still did not win in 2004, losing in the final to Porto . Madrid in the finals has lost three times – in 1974, in 2014 and 2016, and in the latter two cases, – “real”. Royal club won the European Cup a record 11 times, Juventus owned the trophy twice (1985, 1996).
The draw for the 1/2 finals of the Champions League will be held in the headquarters of the Union of European football associations in Nyon, starting 13:00 GMT. No geographical or other restrictions are not provided. The draw will also determine the owners of the first matches will be known, the winner of which pairs will be the formal owner of the field in the final, scheduled for 3 June in Cardiff (Wales).
Friday will also host the draw for the 1/2 finals of the Europa League, which will start at 14:00 GMT.