Chamions League & Europa League Semi-finals Draw


The semifinal draw of the champions league has pitted Juventus with Monaco and Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid.

Monaco and Juventus go head-to-head in the other semi-final clash as the June 3 finale at Cardiff's Principality Stadium looms large.

Real will be at home in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu while the second leg will be played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon.

The Madrid clubs have met in the Champions League final in two of the last three years, with Real coming out on top on both occasions.

Villaverde reflected on Atletico's defeats in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016, telling reporters: "Our fans and players have experienced two final defeats and know what it means and takes to get there - a lot of work".

The Champions League semi-final first legs take place on May 2 and 3, with the return legs the following week.

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Pavel Nedved, the former midfielder who is now an ambassador for Juventus, told BeINSports of the Monaco match-up: "It's 50-50".

Italian champions Juventus, swept aside Barcelona and didn't look troubled in any of the two legs against a fearsome attacking unit of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

Real, with Cristiano Ronaldo as predatory as ever even some of the old explosiveness has gone, will capitalise on the smallest advantage so the key for Atletico will be discipline. It won a record-extending 11th title last season.

Juventus eliminated Barcelona on Wednesday evening, managing to hold the Catalans to a 0-0 draw in the Nou Camp, advancing 3-0 on aggregate.

According to our sources, the Bianconeri will talk with their opponents after the semi-final about the chances to sign Fabinho, and are also set to make a bid this summer for Silva.