Atletico to battle Madrid in Champions League semi-finals

Real Madrid have a date with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals

Atletico Madrid are set to do battle with La Liga rivals, Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

That is the situation as the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) have drawn the two sides against each other.

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The two Spanish capital teams will now lock horns in the elite competition for the third time in four seasons.

Meanwhile, the previous two clashes between Los Blancos and Los Colchoneros had actually taken place in the Champions League final.

And Madrid had also gone ahead to come out as winners in the matches in the final between both sides.

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane’s charges will become the first ever side to retain the trophy in the current Champions League format.

That will happen for the first time since this format started in 1992/93 season should Madrid eventually retain the trophy.

It’s Monaco against Juventus

Juventus lock horns with Monaco in the Champions League semi-finals

The current leaders of the French Ligue 1, AS Monaco, meanwhile, will face the leaders of the Serie A, Juventus.

That is a clash in the other last-four fixture and the first leg will hold at the Stade Louis II.

Meanwhile, the first legs of the two Champions League semi-finals will take place on Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 2017.

And the second legs are set to go ahead on May 9 which is Tuesday and 10 which is Wednesday.

The grand finale of the competition is set to take place at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Juventus made it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 with Barcelona on Wednesday.

That exactly was how both teams played each other out in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou.

The reigning Serie A champions recorded a 3-0 victory in the first leg at the Turin Stadium last week.

A barren stalemate in the return leg in Spain has seen Juve easily qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.

Juventus have now kept eight clean sheets in their last ten games in the Champions League.

The Serie A giants have actually won five of their last six outings in the competition.

Juventus have won four and drawn one of their five UCL away games this season, conceding only one goal.

The Italian kings have not even conceded a goal in Europe in their last 531 minutes of action.

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