When are the Champions League and Europa League 2018 semi-final draws?
All eyes this Friday will be on Nyon as UEFA's Swiss HQ hosts the draws for both the Europa League and the Champions League semi final. LAFC vs LA Galaxy: Vela vs Zlatan live online, MLS week 25
The Swiss city of Nyon briefly becomes the epicentre of global football this week as UEFA's HQ hosts the draw for the semi-final stage of the 2017/18 Champions League. Anxious fans are already asking when it takes place, and we're here to help...
Who will be involved in the Champions League semi-final draw?
Roma will be in the draw after stunning FC Barcelona, with a 3-0 win at home to go through on away goals 4-4, while Liverpool will also be in the hat, having beaten Guardiola's Manchester City side 1-2 on the night to cruise through, in the end, 1-5 on aggregate.
They are joined by Bayern Munich, who drew 0-0 with Sevilla in Germany to cruise through 2-1 on aggregate. And Real Madrid will once again be there, after an incredible match at the Bernabéu saw Juventus fight to 3-0 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate, only to lose to a last minute Ronaldo penalty.
Who will be involved in the Europa League semi-final draw?
Arsenal headed to the Russian capital to face CSKA with a commanding 4-1 advantage but for a while it looked in danger. With the home side leading 2-0, one more goal without reply would have added another shock to this week's incredible results. In the end goals from Welbeck and ramsey secured a draw on the night and the Gunners progress.
Also targeting Europa League glory are favourites Atletico Madrid who started with a solid 2-0 lead. Sporting CP made it an uncomfortable evening in a wet Lisbon but couldn't get the second goal to take the tie to extra time. A 1-0 victory for the home team not enough and Simeone will likely be following AS English's live draw with interest in the morning.
Other semi-final favourites were Serie A outfit SS Lazio who put four past Austrian side Salzburg in the first leg, but did leave the door open by conceding two. And that door was pushed wide open as the hosts won 4-1 on the night, 6-5 on aggregate. Incredible stuff.
The final tie between Olympique Marseille and RB Leipzig was in the balance after a first leg 1-0 lead for the German team. The Ligue 1 team turned on the style in front of their home fans winning on the night 5-2 (5-3 on aggregate) and join the others in the hat.
When are the Champions League and Europa League semi-final draws?
The semi-final draw for both UEFA competitions will be staged on Friday 13 April at the UEFA headquarters. First up we will have the Europa League draw at 12:00 CEST and it will be followed by the main event of the Champions League draw at 13:00 CEST. As always, all the action will be brought to you by AS English.
The semi-final games will be played on 24/25 April and 1/2 May. The grand final will take place at the Olympic Stadium in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Saturday 26 May at 20:45 CEST.
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