The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is down to its final four teams, and the competition is fierce.
Two Spanish clubs meet two English clubs as the two most decorated nations in the competition battle it out for another crown.
The Premier League sends its top two clubs, Man City and Liverpool, into the semifinals looking for glory on the European stage. La Liga, meanwhile, has leaders Real Madrid plus seventh-placed Villarreal appearing in the Champions League semifinals for just the second time in history.
Villarreal’s upset of Bayern Munich was one of the more astonishing results of the season, with Robert Lewandowski and Bayern held to just a single goal through the 180 minutes of the quarterfinals, and Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th minute goal sending the Spanish side through.
Man City and Real Madrid meet in a rematch of the 2019-20 Champions League quarterfinals, where a pair of 2-1 City victories saw Zinedine Zidane’s side out of the competition.
The second semifinal, meanwhile, marks the first Champions League meeting between Liverpool and Villarreal. The two have only met twice before in history, both coming in 2016 across the two legs of their Europa League semifinal matchup.
Champions League semifinal schedule
The semifinals will be played on April 26-27 (1st Leg) and May 3-4 (2nd Leg).
|Tue, Apr. 26||Man City vs. Real Madrid||3:00 p.m.|
|Wed, Apr. 27||Liverpool vs. Villarreal||3:00 p.m.|
|Tue, May 3||Villarreal vs. Liverpool||3:00 p.m.|
|Wed, May 4||Real Madrid vs. Man City||3:00 p.m.|
Champions League Final
|Sat, May 28||Liverpool/Villarreal vs. Man City/Real Madrid||3:00 p.m.|
The winner of the second semifinal (Villarreal vs. Liverpool) will technically be the home team for the final on May 28 at the Stade de France north of Paris though it’s a neutral venue.
Article by Kyle Bonn for Sporting News©
Source: UEFA Champions League semifinals dates, times, TV channels & streaming (msn.com)