Champions League Semi-Final Dates CONFIRMED: Manchester City travels to France to play PSG just THREE DAYS after Carabao Cup final, while Chelsea take on Real Madrid after crunch top-four clash against West Ham
- The dates for the semi-finals of the Champions League are now known
- Manchester City moved up to the last four with a win over Borussia Dortmund
- Chelsea comfortably saw Porto off 2-1 to reach the last four
- Premier League champions Liverpool have been dumped by Real Madrid
The dates for the Champions League semi-finals have been officially confirmed following the completion of the quarter-finals on Wednesday, as Manchester City announced that their first leg against Paris Saint-Germain in France will be against France just three days after the Carabao Cup final. take place. Tottenham.
It was a mixed night for British football on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City kept hopes of a historic quadruple alive with a very impressive away win over Borussia Dortmund to claim a 4-2 aggregate win, while Liverpool’s 0 -0 draw with Real Madrid saw them bow out of the competition.
That came after Tuesday’s roster of games that continued Chelsea’s incredible transformation under Thomas Tuchel, with the Blues advancing to the last four with an aggregate win over Porto 2-1.
Meanwhile, PSG showed that they really mean business this year under Mauricio Pochettino, when they knocked out Bayern Munich despite a 1-0 home loss on the evening.
Now that the dates for the semifinals are out, Sportsmail will take you through everything you need to know.
What is the semifinal line-up?
Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Pep Guardiola (right) go to battle in the semi-finals
Zinedine Zidane (left) and Thomas Tuchel (right) complete a high-profile semi-final draw
As mentioned, it is only the British duo Chelsea and Manchester City that have progressed to the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League.
Both clubs will also have to juggle a fierce domestic run-in, with the pair facing off in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. Meanwhile, City have a Carabao Cup final to contend with Tottenham, while also having the small issue of securing the Premier League title.
However, a revived Chelsea have now fallen outside of the Premier League’s top four, and they face a hugely significant clash with West Ham just three days prior to their first leg in Spain.
The duo are joined by veterans Real Madrid, who are themselves embroiled in a fascinating La Liga match, while PSG are also three points behind Ligue 1 leader Lille with only six games to play.
The semi-final setup is detailed below:
- Paris Saint-Germain – Manchester City
- Real Madrid v Chelsea
When are the semifinals?
With Manchester City announcing the dates for their clash with PSG, we now fully know the lineup.
City travels to PSG on Wednesday, April 28 for the first leg, with kick-off at 8 p.m. (BST). The return leg will then take place on Tuesday, May 4 at the Etihad, again with kick-off at 8 p.m.
Chelsea also have an away game to be pleased with, with their trip to Madrid on Tuesday, April 27 at 8pm, with their return game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, May 5, also at 8pm.
How to watch the matches?
As has been the case throughout the Champions League, the semi-finals will be broadcast live on BT Sport.
Subscribers can watch both games on both the BT website and in the app.
The specific channels are unknown at this stage, although we will update this page when confirmed.
When is the final?
The 2021 Champions League final will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul
The 2021 Champions League Final will be played on Saturday, May 19, with the match starting at 7pm BST.
It will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, where the 2005 final was famous, where Liverpool defeated AC Milan after trailing 3-0 at half-time.
Last year, the stadium was scheduled for the final, but it was moved to the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Opportunities for Champions League winners
Manchester City 5/4
Real Madrid – 10/3
PSG – 7/2
Chelsea – 4/1
* odds according to Betfair and correct at time of publication.