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2017 UEFA Champions League Semi-final Draw: Live

The Madrid derby is a repeat of two of the last three finals, both won by Real in dramatic circumstances: they prevailed on penalties in 2016, while Atletico were moments away from winning the 2014 edition, before Real came back to claim the trophy in extra-time.

Monaco and Juve have faced each other at this stage of the competition before, in 1998. Monaco won the first leg 3-2, with Thierry Henry scoring one of the goals for the French side, but Juve came back to win the second leg 4-1, thanks to an Alessandro del Piero hat-trick, thus securing their passage to the final 6-4 on aggregate.

15:53: The semi-final first legs will be played on May 2 and May 3, with the return legs scheduled for May 9 and   May 10  with the order reversed the following week.

15:49 pm: And the absolutely vital notion of who will be the ‘home’ team in the final: it’s the winner of semi-final two.

15:48: Second semi-final: AS Monaco v Juventus

15:47: First semi-final: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

15: 47: The first team out is…Real Madrid.

15:45: At last …

Here is Giorgio Marchetti, Uefa deputy general secretary, and star of the show. He salutes Borussia Dortmund and Marc Bartra for their courage and says the attack on them was an attack on football. And he says it will be Ian ‘Rushie’ Rush who will come out to draw the teams.

15:40: Uefa welcomes four club representatives

Clemente Villaverde of Atlético, Pavel Nedved of Juve, Ludovic Giuly of Monaco and El Buitre himself for Real Madrid.

15:36: A recap of the teams in the draw

Real Madrid

Atlético Madrid

Juventus

Monaco

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Monaco will make up the Champions League semi-final draw after safely progressing from the last eight.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick but benefited from some questionable refereeing decisions as Zinedine Zidane’s side saw off the challenge of Bayern Munich.

Atletico, meanwhile, brought Leicester City’s fairytale to an end, beating the Premier League champions 2-1 on aggregate.

Juventus’ stiff rearguard did what Paris Saint-Germain could not and prevented Barcelona from staging their second remontada of the season, while Monaco eased past Borussia Dortmund in style.

When is the draw?

The draw takes place in Nyon on Friday 21 April.

What time is the draw?

Proceedings will begin at 11:00 am BST/03:30 pm IST, with the draw following shortly after.

How does it work?

As per usual at this stage of the competition, the draw is unseeded and there will be no ‘country protection’, meaning teams from the same domestic league can be drawn against each other.

The team drawn first will play the first leg at home, with those drawn second away.

When will the Champions League semi-finals take place?

This year’s semi-final first legs will be played on 2 and 3 May, with the return legs played the following week across 9 and 10 May.

When and where is the final?

The Champions League final takes place on 3 June (7:45 pm BST/12:15 pm IST) at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

 

 

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