Champions League draw: When is the semi-final draw? What dates are they being played?



Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Express.co.uk

Champions League draw: When is the semi-final draw? What dates are they being played?
The Champions League semi-final draw takes place in Switzerland

THE Champions League is reaching its final stages as all four semi-finalists and the ties will be known by the weekend - here’s everything you need to know about the semi-final draw.

Champions League holders Real Madrid are still on course to defend their crown with Cristiano Ronaldo in sensational form.

But Liverpool are also looking for silverware this season and Mohamed Salah is being tipped to lead them to European glory.

Liverpool overcame a shaky start against Manchester City at the Etihad to book their spot in the semi-finals as Mohamed Salah scored in their 2-1 win over Guardiolas side.

In Italy, Roma recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona to send Lionel Messi and Co crashing out of the competition.

Barcelona held a 4-1 lead from the first leg but an inspired display from the Italians saw them cause a huge European upset.

Meanwhile, holders Real Madrid looked to be heading out of the competition when they found themselves 3-0 down to Juventus in the second leg.

But Ronaldo popped up with the winner in the last minute to send them through.

Bayern Munich's 0-0 draw with Sevilla in the second leg was enough to see them progress.

Here’s all you need to know about the Champions League semi-final draw

When is the Champions League semi-final draw?

The draw for the semi-finals takes place at 1pm on Friday, April 13 in Nyon, Switzerland.

What teams are in the draw?

Liverpool

Roma

Real Madrid

Bayern Munich

Are there any restriction over who can play who?

No, anybody can play anyone.

When are the semi-final legs being played?

The first legs of the semi-finals take place on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25.

The second legs are a week later, Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.

The team that comes out the pot first will be at home for the first leg.

When is the Champions League final?

The Champions League final will take place on May 26 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.



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