Champions League semi-final draw: When is it, how to watch and who has qualified?


Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid booked their place in the last four on Tuesday night and are now waiting to find out who will join them

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have once again booked their places in the Champions League semi-finals.

Carlo has taken Pep’s team backwards

The two rivals from the Spanish capital were last season’s finalists and are in with a chance of returning to Europe’s biggest club match once again, where Atleti will hope to avenge their defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s men.

They will learn who they could face when Wednesday night’s fixtures are completed, with Monaco and Juventus looking to protect first-leg leads over Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona respectively.


When is the Champions League semi-final draw?


Champions League draw

The Champions League semi-final draw will take place on Friday, April 21 at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, with the time to be announced at a later date. It will be followed by the draw for the same round of the Europa League an hour later.

The semi-final draw is open and unseeded, so the teams are unranked and clubs from the same country can face each other. Put simply, it is a totally random draw and anyone can face anyone.

The clubs that come out of the hat first for each tie will play the first leg at home and an additional draw is made for administrative purposes to determine which tie will produce the ‘home’ team in the final.


How can I watch the Champions League semi-final draw?


The draw can be watched live on UEFA.com, who stream the ceremony for each round on their official website.

Goal will also be providing live, comprehensive coverage of the draw as it happens on our site, Facebook , Twitter , Instagram  and more.


What teams are in the Champions League semi-final draw?


Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are through after seeing off Leicester City and Bayern Munich respectively. Atletico produced another defensive masterclass to see off the Foxes, while Real needed extra time to beat Bayern in controversial circumstances.

On Wednesday, Monaco will take on Borussia Dortmund at Stade Louis II having earned a 3-2 victory in the first leg in Germany. At Camp Nou, Juventus have a 3-0 advantage to protect against Barcelona.

Here is the full list of quarter-final ties, with confirmed results in bold:

Team Agg. score Team Leg 1 Leg 2
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Leicester City 1-0 1-1
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Monaco 2-3 Apr 19
Bayern Munich 3-6 Real Madrid 1-2 2-4 (AET)
Juventus 3-0 Barcelona 3-0 Apr 19

When will the Champions League semi-final ties be played?


The semi-final ties will be played on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings across two weeks in May. The first legs will be on May 2 and 3, with the second legs following a week later on May 9 and 10.



Where is this year’s Champions League final?


Millennium Stadium

The final will be played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday, June 3 at 19:45 BST.

Initially built for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it is now the home stadium of the Welsh national rugby union team and has also hosted Wales national football team matches. It was also the home of the FA Cup final while the new Wembley was being built between 2001 and 2006.


Who was in last year’s Champions League semi-finals?


Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have both secured their return to the semi-finals, but Bayern Munich and Manchester City – who joined them in the 2015-16 last four – have been knocked out.

Leicester’s fairytale finally ends

Barcelona and Juventus were finalists in 2014-15 but did not make the semis last year, while Monaco are aiming to reach that stage for the first time since they were runners up in 2003-04. Borussia Dortmund have not progressed past the quarter-finals since they were beaten in the final by Bayern four years ago.