Champions League Semi-final: Real Madrid to take on Atletico, Juventus draw Monaco

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 impressive run this season. We have to be careful, but the goal is clear," Juve midfielder Sami Khedira said on Twitter.

.@AS_Monaco! Strong team with many talented players & an impressive run this season. We have to be careful, but the goal is clear #UCLDraw

Monaco, who were knocked out by two-time champions Juve in the 1997-98 Champions League semi-finals, have never won the competition but reached the final in 2004.

22 Apr 2017 04:45:05
DNA

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