Friday, 21 April 2017

UCL 2017 semi-final draw: Madrid v Atlético, Monaco v Juve

Last season's finalists Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will face each other in the semi-finals – the fourth season in a row they meet in this competition – with Monaco taking on Juventus in the other tie.

*    Last season's finalists Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid meet for fourth successive season
*    Monaco and Juventus are drawn together having also faced each other in 1997/98 semis
*    All you need to know about this season's Cardiff final

Champions League semi-final draw (first team plays first leg at home)
Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid (Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 10 May)
Monaco v Juventus (Wednesday 3 and Tuesday 9 May)

Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid

The Spanish capital rivals meet in a repeat of last season's final, won on penalties by Madrid Madrid also won the 1958/59 semi-final, 2014 final and 2015 quarter-final meetings This season in the Spanish Liga: Atlético 0-3 Madrid, Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid aim to become the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title Head-to-head record in Europe: P7, Madrid W4, Atlético W1, D2 Semi-final records: Atlético W3 L2, Madrid W14 L13

Monaco v Juventus

 Monaco and Juve also met in the 1997/98 semi-finals, the Bianconeri winning 6-4 on aggregate Juve won the first leg 4-1 before a 3-2 away defeat; they went on to lose to Madrid in the final
Juve also beat Monaco in the 2014/15 quarters, Arturo Vidal's penalty in Turin the only goal of the tie Head-to-head record: P4, Monaco W1, Juve W2, D1 Semi-final records: Monaco W1 L2, Juventus W8 L3

The 2017 final
There was an additional draw on Friday to define who, for administrative purposes, would be the home team in the final at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday 3 June. That will be the winners of the Monaco-Juventus tie.

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