Real to take on Atletico in Champions League semi-final

Real to take on Atletico in Champions League semi-final

Eleven-times champions Real Madrid will take on neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, after a draw made on Friday. The other semi-final will feature Monaco v Juventus – Real and Monaco will play the first leg at home, on May 2-3. Real Madrid beat Atletico in the final in 2014 and 2016 but playing the second leg away could favour their bitter rivals.

The second semi-final pitches a freescoring Monaco side, who have scored 24 goals since reaching the group phase, against the steely Juventus defence, the Italian side having conceded two goals in the campaign. “Monaco ! Strong team with many talented players and an…