Champions League

Champions League: Man City to Face Real Madrid in Semi-final

Manchester City will play Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

That means City could face incoming manager Pep Guardiola in the final, after his Bayern Munich side were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the other semi-final.

Guardiola will replace current City boss Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.

The first leg will take place in Manchester at Etihad Stadium on 26 April, with the return leg in Spain’s capital on 4 May.

The final takes place at Milan’s San Siro Stadium on 28 May.

Friday’s draw means the prospect of a repeat of the 2014 final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, when Real scored three times in extra-time to win, is still a possibility.

Atletico knocked out reigning champions Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Bayern Munich, top of the Bundesliga table, are five-time champions of Europe with their last success coming in 2013.

The draw means that four Spanish clubs could contest both the Champions League and Europa League finals after Sevilla and Villarreal and were kept apart in Europa League semi-finals.

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