Semi-Final Draw To Take Place in Nyon

Published on April 10th, 2014 6:57 pm EST
The draw for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals is set to take place in Nyon at 12:00 CET on Friday afternoon.

There are four teams still alive in the tournament - they are:

Bayern Munich
Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid both made the semi-finals last year, with Bayern Munich eventually going on to the win the title. Chelsea last appeared in the Champions League semi-finals two years ago, while Atletico Madrid has NEVER made it through to the Champions League semi-finals. Atletico Madrid last got to the European Cup semi-final in 1973-74.


Friday's draw is an open draw, which means that any two teams could play each other. For instance, Real Madrid could end up squaring off against Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals, despite the fact that they both play in the same league.

None of the four teams had a particularly easy time of things in the quarter-finals. Bayern Munich suffered a scare before eventually dispatching of Manchester United. Real Madrid managed to hang on against Borussia Dortmund. Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona at home in a thrilling 1-0 victory to advance, while Chelsea defeated 2-0 at home to advance through to the semis on the strength of their away goal.


The first leg of the semi-final matches will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, while the second leg matches will be played on April 29th and 30th.

The Champions League final will be played at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon on Saturday, May 24th.


Here are the odds of the four remaining teams to win Champions League:

Bayern Munich, 2.38
Real Madrid, 3.25
Atletico Madrid, 5.5
Chelsea, 6.5

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