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Champions league : Monaco will face Juventus Turin in the semi-final

Champions league : Monaco will face Juventus Turin in the semi-final

Kylian Mbappé and Radamel Falcao, the 19 April 2017.

Real Madrid against Atlético Madrid and Monaco to Juventus Turin : what are the posters for the semi-finals of the champions League, as decided by the draw made on Friday 21 April at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Real Madrid and Monaco will play at home in matches going to held on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 of may. The return is scheduled on 9 and 10 may, and the final, on 3 June in Cardiff. Monaco will therefore have the disadvantage of a move back to Turin. The Real has beaten twice Atlético in the final of the champions League, in 2014 and 2016.

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Juventus and its iron defense

The star striker of Monaco, Kylian Mbappé, 18 years old, will be able to measure up to global standards of defence. Because Juve also has its ” BBC “ (Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, and Giorgio Chiellini). This week, the guardian and her pair of defenders have quietly suffocated Barça to a 0-0 draw in the return at the Camp Nou ; success 3-0 to go), which had stunned the world with the Remuntada imposed on the Paris-SG (6-1 in the 8e finals after losing round 4 to 0).

Face up to the ” Old Lady “, so will the opportunity to AS Monaco to take a revenge on the 2014-2015 season : the team from the Principality had been eliminated as narrowly in the quarter-final against the Piedmontese (1-0 to go ; a 0-0 draw in the return). Juventus had then bowed in the final against Barcelona.

On the other displays, Zinédine Zidane, who won the champions League (the 11e the club for his first season on the bench for Real last season, dream, him, to match a historic brand. Only Arrigo Sacchi has won on the bench in two champions League successive with the same club, AC Milan in 1989 and 1990. “Zizou” must first eliminate the “Colchoneros” of Antoine Griezmann in the semi-final to dream of this feat in the final in Cardiff on 3 June.

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