After beating Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate during the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid now look to see who their next opponents are as they find themselves three games away from making history as the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles.
The draw for the UEFA Champions League semifinals will be held on Friday April 21 at 2:00 PM (KSA) and will be live on the UEFA website.
Having beaten Leicester in the competition’s last round, Atletico Madrid will be hoping that they can make it to the final once again and end up winning it for the first time in their history. Even though the league form hasn’t been the greatest, they are definitely a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the European stage and, especially when given two-legs, anything can happen.
The dark horses of the competition this year, AS Monaco have been under the radar but have been playing some exceptional football this year whether in France or in the Champions League. Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe have been stealing headlines and did so again as they shockingly knocked out Borussia Dortmund during the quarterfinals. They are definitely a team that should NOT be underestimated by whoever their opponents turn out to be.
Arguably the favorites of the competition this month, Juventus will be flying high after knocking Barcelona out with a 3-0 aggregate win. They have been extremely solid and, on their best day, can cause havoc to any opponent. With Paulo Dybala in attack and the extremely dependable duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci in front of Gianluigi Buffon at the back, it is no wonder that they haven’t conceded a goal in over 500 minutes of football in the UEFA Champions League this year.
While any team we face would be difficult and come with their own set of problems to deal with, it is known that to win this competition you will have to beat some of the best teams in the world. Therefore, we should be prepared for any challenge and show up with our best game or else we will find ourselves knocked out only one step away from our third final in four years.