And then there were four. We now know the four semifinalists in this season’s Champions League: AC Milan, Internazionale, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Reigning Premier League champions City dispatched Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich – one of the pre-tournament favourites – to set up a rematch of last season’s semifinal against trophy holders Madrid, who made light work of eliminating Chelsea.
The other semifinal pits local rivals Milan and Inter against each other, after they beat Serie A leaders Napoli and Portuguese side Benfica respectively to set up a clash between two clubs who have won the European Cup 10 times between them.
This is a thread for the Semifinals of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League season. Join the discussion and share your views on the matches.
A mouth-watering tie in the semis
Ancelotti: “We aren’t planning how to play Haaland, but rather to play a team that looks unstoppable. I think we can play an even, competitive game, and we can win.”
22 and in the form of their lives.
Pep Guardiola says Man City wanting revenge against Real Madrid “would be a huge mistake”
Pep has only won 3 out of the last 9 UCL semi-finals he’s managed
Who will be the busier keeper in Madrid?
XI | Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Bernardo, Grealish, Haaland
SUBS | Ortega Moreno, Carson, Phillips, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis
Vini Jr. is having a 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧
Ridiculous goal against Manchester City during an incredible season—Vini Jr. is on top of the world right now
Most Champions League matches by a manager ever:
190—Sir Alex Ferguson
Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior has now scored more Champions League goals (15) than Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (14).
Vini Jr and R9 if you prefer.
Eduardo Camavinga dribbled the entire length of the pitch in the buildup leading to Vinicius’ goal.
What a run, what a player
Nothing but respect between Kyle Walker and Vinicius after battling for 90 minutes
The second leg is going to be special
They’ll settle this one at the Etihad after Real Madrid and Manchester City played out to a thrilling 1-1 first-leg draw
2021 vs. PSG:
2022 vs. Real Madrid:
2023 vs. Real Madrid:
Kevin De Bruyne scores in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals for the third straight year
Real Madrid in the first half: One shot on target, one goal.