The semi-final schedule for this season’s Champions League has taken shape as Real Madrid and fierce rivals Atletico Madrid will contest for a place in the tournament decider, while Juventus prepare to take on AS Monaco for a spot int he final.
UEFA conducted the semi-final draw at the body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, and Real have kept their place as title favourites in the wake of that big announcement.
Los Blancos are listed as 8/11 (1.73) favourites to beat local rivals Atleti in the fixture’s first leg, with Diego Simeone’s side priced at 7/2 (4.50) to manage a victory in their first-leg visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Elsewhere, Juventus have snatched the favourite tag for the opening leg of their clash with Monaco despite being the away team. They can be found as low as 5/4 (2.25) to beat the Ligue 1 leaders on May 2, although Monaco could hold great value at 2/1 (3.00) to emerge victorious in their home leg, as well as boasting similar odds to qualify for next month’s final.
Champions League Semi-Final First-Leg Schedule
- Tuesday, May 2: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid (7:45 p.m. BST)
- Wednesday, May 3: AS Monaco vs. Juventus (7:45 p.m. BST)