UEFA Competitions: From the Champions League to the Europa League. (Club Rankings/Match Facts)

Semi-Finals: All You Need to Know About Your Teams


Champions League: Road to Kyiv

(semi-final draws)

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Bayern München v Real Madrid
UEFA Ranking BAY. (2) – REAL (1)

First leg, Munich: Wednesday 25 April
Second leg, Madrid: Tuesday 1 May

Head-to-head record in Europe

Played: 24
Bayern wins: 11 (36 goals)
Madrid wins: 11 (37 goals)
Draws: 2

Match facts

The first leg is the 25th match between the sides, making it the most played fixture in UEFA club competition.
This will be the sides’ seventh semi-final meeting. Bayern have won four to Real Madrid’s two so far.
Madrid have won their last five matches against Bayern, scoring 13 goals and conceding four.

Cristiano Ronaldo has seven goals in his last three appearances against Bayern – and nine in six matches overall.
Toni Kroos began his career with Bayern, making over 200 appearances for the club before moving to Madrid in 2014.

Fun Fact:

James Rodriguez is on loan to Bayern from Madrid. Arjen Robben is a former Madridsta.


Liverpool v Roma
The Rematch of the 1984 Final.
UEFA Ranking: LIV. (25) – ROM (21)

First leg, Liverpool: Tuesday 24 April
Second leg, Rome: Wednesday 2 May

Head-to-head record in Europe

Played: 5
Liverpool wins: 2 (5 goals)
Roma wins: 1 (2 goals)
Draws: 2

Match facts

Mohamed Salah returns to Roma after leaving for Liverpool in the summer. He has scored 29 Premier League goals this term, as many as he managed in two Serie A campaigns for the Giallorossi (14 and then 15).

Edin Dzeko scored three goals in 11 games against Liverpool during his four-and-a-half seasons at Manchester City, but none of them came in a victory. His overall record against the Reds was three wins, four draws and four defeats. Federico Fazio (Tottenham, 2014–16) and Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City, 2010–17) also have Premier League experience.

The key players in the Champions League face off… together in Roma.

Roma won their first three two-legged knockout ties against English clubs – but have since lost six out of six.
Liverpool’s overall record against Italian clubs is W9 D5 L11; in two-legged knockout ties, they have won four and lost two.


Europa League: Road to Lyon.

(semi-final draws)

Marseille (FRA) v Salzburg (AUT)
UEFA Ranking: MAR. (51) – SALZ. (30)

First leg, Marseille: Thursday 4th April
Second leg, Salzburg: Thursday 3rd May

The teams played each other in this season’s group stage – the Austrian champions won (1-0) at home and both sides progressed after a (0-0) draw on matchday six.

Marseille are eight games unbeaten at home in the competition, qualifying included, winning seven. A European club record 58,897 turned out at the Stade Vélodrome on Thursday for the stunning comeback against RB Leipzig.

Salzburg are 25 matches unbeaten at home this season, and games without defeat in Austria in the UEFA Europa League. They scored three goals in four minutes and four seconds on Thursday to overturn Lazio’s advantage.

Arsenal (ENG) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
UEFA Ranking: ARS. (9) – ATM. (3)

Both sides survived a scare to reach last four

First leg, Arsenal: Thursday 4th April
Second leg, Atletico: Thursday 3rd May

The sides have never previously met.

Atlético have already faced English opposition this season, losing 2-1 at home before a 1-1 away draw against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Arsenal are the competition’s top scorers with 29 goals; they’ve had the most shots (162) and picked up more wins than any other team (8).

Two-time UEFA Europa League holders Atlético Madrid have won 22 of their last 26 fixtures in the competition.

Diego Costa scored Chelsea’s consolation in last year’s 2-1 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal, his third goal in six encounters with the Gunners.

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