On Friday in Nyon, Switzerland hosted the draw for the pairs semi-finals of the Champions League UEFA, according to which for an exit in the final of the most prestigious European Cup real Madrid will compete with fellow countrymen from “Atletiko” and Italian “Juventus” “as Monaco”, representing the championship of France.
The first rounds of the knockout ties will be held on 2 and 3 may at the home stadiums of real Madrid and Monaco respectively, and return – 10 and may 9 on the sidelines of Atletico Madrid and Juventus, according to UEFA.com.
The final match of the tournament on June 3 will take the national stadium in Cardiff. Madrid Derby in the semi-finals means that the capital of Spain in any case will be represented there.
Recall that atlético and real Madrid met in the previous final of the Champions League. A year ago in Milan “creamy” defeated “plans” in a penalty series.
While real Madrid is the only team that managed to beat Atletico on the way to the trophy over the last three years – two finals and one quarterfinal.
Later on Friday in Nyon held the draw for the semi-finals of the second most important club competition – the UEFA Europa League.
According to the draw lots, the Dutch “the Ajax” for a place in the final to fight with the French “Lyon” and the Spanish “Celta” got “Manchester United”.
The first matches will be held on 4 may, and the return on may 11. The winner of pair “the Ajax” – “lion” will be the nominal away side in the final.