competitorReal Madrid’s opponents in the semi-finals are known! The Royals will face Manchester City in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium on April 26 (9pm) before the return leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on May 4 (9pm).
Coach Pep Guardiola’s side fought their way through to the next round at Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night. After the 1-0 victory of the reigning English champions in the first leg, the “Cityzens” found it much more difficult to get away from the Spanish capital.
Coach Diego Simeone’s team dared a lot, especially in the second round, played bravely forward and had promising chances, but couldn’t reward themselves. In the end, it was 0-0, after which Manchester City are in the semi-finals – and will meet Real Madrid there.
In the side game, Liverpool FC and Benfica drew at Anfield Road. The “Reds” took the lead in the 21st minute through Ibrahima Konaté, Gonçalo Ramos equalized a little later (32nd) for the guests of Lisbon. After the switch, Robert Firmino netted a brace for Jürgen Klopp’s side at 55 and 65 minutes. Roman Yaremchuk reduced Benfica’s deficit in the 73rd minute and Darwin Núñez equalized in the 82nd minute to take the score at 3-3 after 90 minutes.
But because Liverpool won 3-2 in the first leg, Klopp and his team emerged victorious after both matches – and can look forward to the semi-finals. For the 2019 Champions League winner, the semi-finals are against Bayern winners FC Villarreal. The first leg takes place on April 26 (9 p.m.) at Anfield, the return match on May 4 (9 p.m.) at the Estadio de la Cerámica.
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Real Madrid meet Man City in semi-final – Liverpool vs Villarreal
Real Madrid’s opponents in the semi-finals are known! The Royals will face Manchester City in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium on April 26 (9pm) before the return leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on May 4 (9pm).