15 April 2016 long-awaited draw for the semi-finals draw of the UEFA Champions League season 2015-2016. Soccer fans learned two major confrontations of the last stage of the prestigious tournament before the final in Milan.
The participants in the semi-finals of the Champions League
In the season of 2015-2016 among the semi-finalists of the main club football tournament of the Old world were two of the Spanish club, and one representative from Germany and England.
Many football experts have assumed the presence in the semifinals real Madrid and Barcelona, but katalonski club has fizzled out in the quarterfinals, losing to another team from Madrid — Atletico Madrid. Thus the representation of Spanish football in the semi-finals of the Champions League 2015-2016 is determined by the presence of two clubs from the capital-winner of the world championship 2010. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in different semifinal pairs will fight for the right to participate in the Milan final.
The representative of the German championship and one of the strongest clubs in recent years (Bayern Munich) also made it to the top four teams in Europe. Failing in the final minutes to break the match with Juventus in the first stage, the Bavarians easily figured out in the quarter-final with Benfica.
One of the richest football clubs in the modern Manchester city finally overcame stage the first round of the playoffs. In addition, the «citizens» managed by the sum of two matches beat another football «billionaire» PSG in the quarter-final which allowed the players from Manchester to reach the semi-finals.
The schedule of semifinals of the Champions League 2015-2016
26th April will be held the first semifinal match of the current season’s UEFA Champions League. The draw determined the following pairs:
The game will begin Tuesday at 21:45 Moscow time. Atletico in their own stadium will take Bayern, and the players of the Royal club will go to the «Etihad stadium». Both opposition full of intrigue. At the moment it is difficult to highlight clear favorites in the pairs.
Return matches will take place on Wednesday 4th may.