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REAL MADRID-BAYERN MUNICH | AT MADRID - CHELSEA SEMI FINAL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The semi-final match-ups for both Champions League & Europa League were held this midday in Nyon, HQ of UEFA which the following ties. 

Champions League 2014

The Champions League draw matched up Real Madrid - Bayern Munich 22/04 & Atletico de Madrid - Chelsea FC 23/04. The return leg games will be held 29th / 30th of April respectively.

Real Madrid once again has to get through a German Team in their 4th straight semi-finals clash. Bayern Munich was perhaps the least wanted team as they are the "hot favourites" & after the Real Madrid Q/Final 2ºleg match performance against Dortmund, much so for the semi-final.


The Atletico de Madrid - Chelsea match up is more even as both teams have a similar style of play & mentality. Chelsea FC may have the edge with experience, but Atletico already beat them at the beginning of the season in the UEFA SuperCup. This last has nothing to do with how Chelsea FC are now, thus insuring a top game. Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper Courtois who is onloan from Chelsea FC can play as UEFA has eliminated the "exclusion" clause in case both teams were to meet. 

EUROPA LEAGUE 2014

The Europa League draw ensures that at least one Spanish Football Club will be at the final after Sevilla FC - Valencia CF were matched. The "hot favourite" Juventus plays Benfica, with the Italians being extra motivated to get into this years final which will be played in their home stadium of Turin.

The 1ºleg games are down for the 24th of Abril & the 2ºleg matches down for the 1st of May.


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