The draw for the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League has taken place, we have the Champions League semi final preview and the Argentine’s have been split.
Paulo DYBALA, Gonzalo HIGUAIN, Angel CORREA, Nicolas GAITAN, Augusto FERNANDEZ and coach Diego SIMEONE. Those are the Argentinians that are left standing in the semi finals of this season’s Champions League. For Juventus, DYBALA and HIGUAIN will play Monaco with the first leg away and the second in Turin.
Diego SIMEONE’s side will be looking for a third Champions League final birth and will be playing the team which beat them in the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 finals, Real Madrid. The first match of the Madrid derby will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid’s home stadium with the second played at the Vicente Calderon. Diego SIMEONE had this to say ahead of the match:
“I always feel a bit scared before games. I’m isolated from everything, and with the tension it’s normal. You’ve got a lot of responsibility and that gets bigger and bigger. I feel it facing any side – irrespective of the match and opposition.”
“They’ll come out strong as they always do at home. They can play in different systems with Isco, James, Asensio. They’ll try and hurt us from the off. We need to be strong and stay as cool as possible. It’ll be tight but hopefully we can take advantage of the spaces we create.”
Atletico – Real Madrid:
May 2: Real Madrid vs. Atletico
May 10: Atletico vs. Real Madrid
Juventus – Monaco
May 3: Monaco vs. Juventus
May 9: Juventus vs. Monaco