11.00 BST – 2016-17 Champions League semi-final draw live from Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland
- Holders Real Madrid learn last-four fate after toppling Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate
- Last year’s runners-up, Atletico Madrid, ended English interest in the competition by curtailing Leicester City fairytale at the King Power Stadium
- Reigning Serie A champions Juventus produced a stunning defensive display in the Nou Camp to fend off any potential Barcelona comeback
- Free-scoring Ligue 1 leaders Monaco secured first semi-final berth for the first time since 2004 with impressive win over Borussia Dortmund
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Juventus went undefeated en route to claiming top spot ahead of Sevilla in Group H and did not concede once in their subsequent two-legged win over FC Porto.
After a stunning brace from Paulo Dybala helped blow away Barcelona in Turin, the fearless Bianconeri went to the Nou Camp on Wednesday night and produced a stunning defensive display to ensure that they did not follow Paris Saint-Germain in falling victim to another stunning Catalan comeback.
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Atletico topped Group D ahead of Bayern and quickly wrapped up a last-16 victory over Bayer Leverkusen by firing four away goals.
Antoine Griezmann netted from 12 yards in a slender first-leg win over Leicester at the Vicente Calderon and Los Rojiblancos had Saul Niguez to thank for holding off the spirited Foxes back on English soil.
Jamie Vardy levelled the match on the night, but Craig Shakespeare’s men, who largely dominated, were simply left with too much to do.
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So how exactly did each team progress through to the last four?
Holders and 11-time European champions Real Madrid finished second behind Borussia Dortmund in Group F before putting Napoli to the sword in the first knockout phase.
They then came from behind to beat 10-man Bayern Munich in Bavaria thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner later became the first player ever to notch a century of Champions League goals with a hat-trick in an enthralling 4-2 extra-time quarter-final second-leg victory back at the Bernabeu that was slightly tainted by controversial decisions and an incredibly harsh red card for Arturo Vidal.
Such a triumph secured a seventh consecutive semi-final berth for Los Blancos. That is the longest streak in competition history.
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The semi-final first legs are due to be played on the 2nd and 3rd of May, with return fixtures taking place one week later (9th and 10th).
There are no association restrictions at this stage of the competition, meaning that we could well see a repeat of last year’s final between Real and Atletico. The Madrid rivals also met in the tournament showpiece back in 2014.
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Good morning and a very warm welcome to IBTimes UK’s live coverage of the draw for the semi-finals of the 2016-17 Champions League.
English interest in the competition may now be sadly over for another year following Leicester City’s valiant midweek exit, but there are still plenty of intriguing plotlines to pour over as holders Real Madrid, cross-city rivals Atletico, reigning Serie A champions Juventus and prolific Ligue 1 leaders Monaco prepare to learn their last-four fate.
Proceedings are scheduled to get underway at 11.00 BST at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
Stay tuned to learn everything you need to know ahead of the draw.
Source : IBtimes