The stage is set for the semifinal of the world biggest club Tournament the UEFA Champions league. The UEFA Champions League Semifinals draw was held today at Nyon, Switzerland.
With last year winners Barcelona eliminated there is definitely going to be a new champion at the end of the season. The 4 teams who have qualified for the semi finals are
- Manchester City
- Atletico Madrid
- Real Madrid
- Bayern Munich
And the results of the draw were.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 15, 2016
1.) Manchester City Vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid who somehow always manage to get easy draws as compared to other has once again got a somewhat easy draw as compared to others. Manchester city who have reached this stage for the first time ever would be excited at the prospect of playing the semifinals. And as their manager said
It’s a difficult draw, doesn’t matter who we were going to draw, it was always going to be difficult. The motivation is the semi-final.
Real Madrid Manager Zidane had this to say
To pass you have to play against all. Roma, VfL Wolfsburg and at Manchester City are three strong teams. It’s a semifinal, it’ll be very difficult. If there is something positive is that we play the return at home.
Here’s what Real Madrid Star Midfielder Toni Kroos had to say about his side’s draw
— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) April 15, 2016
Our prediction & Verdict – It’s a good draw with both the team having a lot of quality players who can win matches on their own. One thing that we really find funny is how Real Madrid always manage to get the 2nd leg at home.
We Predict Real Madrid to win the tie.
2.) FC Bayern Munich vs Atlético Madrid
Pep Guaridola managed to avoid a draw with his future club Manchester city and will instead face the spirited Atlético Madrid. Atletico who Knocked the defending champions Barcelona out in the Quarter Finals will be quite optimistic of their chances .
Here’s what their captain had to say about the draw
— Atleti English (@atletienglish) April 15, 2016
Here’s what Guardiola had to say
We need 100% concentration for 90 mins. And then again for 90 mins. They have conceded very few goals in recent years because they have a very good structure. The German players have never played against Atlético. It will be a really great experience for them.
Our Prediction & Verdict – This will be one of the toughest game for both side, It will be match of Bayern’s attack vs Atletico Defense with both being the strongest in their respective league. Also this will put two of the most smartest tacticians of the present generation against each other.
We predict Bayern to reach the final.