2021-22 UEFA Champions League Semifinal: Previews, Stats, Results and Live Updates

European glory in 2021-22 will almost be within reach for those that make it through to the last four, with tickets to a Paris showpiece up for grabs

The Champions League returns with the semi-final first legs as Man City host Real Madrid and Villarreal visit Anfield.

Here are the details of the semi-final fixtures:

###First Leg Matches

Tuesday, 26th April 2022

8:00pm Manchester City v Real Madrid

Wednesday, 27th April 2022

8:00pm Liverpool v Villarreal

Second Leg Matches

Tuesday, 3rd May 2022

8:00pm Villarreal v Liverpool

Wednesday, 4th May 2022

8:00pm Real Madrid v Manchester City

In this thread, we shall be covering all the Seminal fixtures of the Champions League. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.

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Champions League semifinal records :star2:




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Champions league semi finals is here again

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Semi finals gives us some exciting memories😊





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Goal machines & master dribblers :tornado:

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Manchester City vs Real Madrid

Manchester City made it this far in the competition after topping a tricky Group A that included PSG, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge with four wins and two losses. Pep Guardiola’s side eased past Sporting CP in the Round of 16 before being pushed to the brink by Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals as they prevailed by a 1-0 aggregate scoreline.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, won Group D ahead of Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sheriff Tiraspol. Carlo Ancelotti’s men then made a stunning comeback to beat PSG in the Round of 16 before playing another thrilling tie with Chelsea in the quarter-finals, managing to eke into the final four with an aggregate win.

Both Manchester City and Real Madrid have won their last two games after losing their previous one. It will be an exciting encounter between two teams managed by two of the most successful managers in the game. And The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at how the Premier League and La Liga leaders will set up at the Etihad on Tuesday night.

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Manchester City vs Real Madrid team news

Joao Cancelo’s suspension for the first leg makes a defensive crisis worse for Pep Guardiola. Kyle Walker missed the win over Watford with an ankle injury, alongside John Stones.

Guardiola has confirmed both are doubts for tonight: “They didn’t train last week, ten days, John since Brighton. We will see how they feel, and make a decision tomorrow.”

Joao Cancelo’s suspension for the first leg makes a defensive crisis worse for Pep Guardiola. Kyle Walker missed the win over Watford with an ankle injury, alongside John Stones.

Guardiola has confirmed both are doubts for tonight: “They didn’t train last week, ten days, John since Brighton. We will see how they feel, and make a decision tomorrow.”

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This will be the seventh meeting between Manchester City and Real Madrid in European competitions. Each of the previous six have come in the UEFA Champions League since 2012/13. Both teams have won two games each out of the six (D2), with the Cityzens triumphing in the latest two matches in 2019/20.

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Real Madrid have not won any of their previous three trips to face Manchester City in European competitions (D2 L1).

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has eliminated Real Madrid from the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League on two previous occasions – once in the 2010/11 semi-finals with Barcelona and again in the 2019/20 Round of 16 with Manchester City.

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Carlo Ancelotti has won 74% of his games in charge of Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League (26/35), the best win percentage for any manager with at least 20 games for a single club in the competition.

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Raheem Sterling has netted 24 goals for Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. If he scores again, he would overtake Paul Scholes (24) and trail only Wayne Rooney (30) for the most goals scored by an English player for an English team in the history of the competition.

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Two remarkable seasons
Two star studded squad
Two heavyweight face off in the champions league semi finals today :postal_horn:




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Karim Benzema makes his 600th appearance for Real Madrid today
A club legend

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Kevin De Bruyne: all class :sparkles:

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The Champions League semifinals have produced some iconic moments :star2:



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GABRIEL JESUS CAN’T STOP SCORING!

IT’S 2-0 FOR MAN CITY AGAINST REAL MADRID!

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Kevin De Bruyne just scored the quickest UCL semifinal goal EVER :fearful:

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Benzema scores again

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