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Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Opinionated: 12:27pm On Apr 21
The draw for the UEFA Champions League semifinals have just been concluded and here are my thoughts on the fixtures.

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid have shown that they are masters of the Champions League and they are always hard to beat when they get to this stage as their record 11 victories in this competition indicates. However, if there is any team that can beat Real over 2 legs, it is probably Atletico Madrid. 2 losses in 2 close-fought finals in the last three years to Real will definitely serve as motivation for Diego Simeone and his men.

However, with Cristiano Ronaldo in fine form, it might be a difficult challenge to beat this Real team under Zinedine Zidane, a great player that is also turning out to be a great coach.

I am tipping Atletico to win this one though, they have been rather unlucky in their losses to Real and I just get the feeling this might be their time to get one over their big city rivals in Europe’s premier club competition. Their mixture of Spartan discipline and technical finesse when required could prove decisive this time around.

Monaco vs. Juventus

This is a classic game of the masters of attack against the masters of defence. The margins at this stage of the competition are so small that any of the 4 semifinalists could actually win the competition. Monaco have shown an amazing mentality and attacking philosophy in this competition. Their approach is simple- we do not mind conceding goals because we are going to outscore you anyway. Juventus on the other hand have shown they are excellent at keeping the best strikers in the world quiet considering the fact that Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar could not find the back of the net over 2 legs against Juventus, neither did the rest of the Barcelona team.

But the Mbappe-Falcao partnership is proving to be difficult to resist and going by the way this Monaco team is dispatching some of Europe’s finest, it is hard not to tip them as favourites to go through. I rate them highly and expect to see them at the final.

I am in effect expecting a Monaco-Atletico Madrid final. Now, that would be quite a spectacle.

source: http://www.opinions.ng/analysis-uefa-champions-league-semifinal-draw/

cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by ikombe: 12:40pm On Apr 21
Let the game begin grin grin grin

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Elnino4ladies: 12:40pm On Apr 21
Juventus all the way

I'm seeing juventus vs atheltico Madrid final

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by mowk: 12:40pm On Apr 21
Nice one...

Juve tipped to lift the UCL

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by adebaxton(m): 12:40pm On Apr 21
Laughing in Swahili, Real Madrid all the way.

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by thoollz: 12:40pm On Apr 21
Real Madrid vs Juventus final

From the 1st to d 11th comment, the time is same. The hustle for FTC is real

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by tgmservice: 12:40pm On Apr 21
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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by SlyCharlie(m): 12:40pm On Apr 21
Just as I thought.
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Athletico or Monaco for the title.
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I like the underdogs cheesy

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by wilfrik200(m): 12:40pm On Apr 21
wonderful! carefully crafted.
Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by megrimor(m): 12:40pm On Apr 21
Dream on bro

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by willian10: 12:40pm On Apr 21
Juventus VS Madrid, I don't know maybe na real madrid or fake madrid

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Hemanwel(m): 12:40pm On Apr 21
I tip ATM to come out victorious this time.
One thing I have been able to understand in the UEFA Champions League over the years is that a two-legged knockout match is entirely different from a one-legged final.
The last season Man Utd won the Champions League, they defeated Barcelona in the Semi finals - home and away. After that, they have met Barca in two one-legged finals and they have lost on both occasions.
Two seasons ago, Barca defeated Juventus in the finals of the competition, but each time they met in a two-legged knockout round, Juve came out victorious; the most recent being a 3-0 aggregate scoreline win.
Madrid has defeated ATM in two finals of the competition (if they met in 10 finals, Madrid would win all 10), you'll see that the table will turn now that they are meeting in a two-legged round.

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Whiteshades(m): 12:41pm On Apr 21
Don't know which team but I know the title is coming to Madrid.

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by TheMainMan: 12:41pm On Apr 21
atletico madrid cool cool




ajax for europa...
Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Akshow: 12:41pm On Apr 21
Hallla Madrid!

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by emperorscoon(m): 12:41pm On Apr 21
I see Juve Real final
With Juve winning the cup

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Walexey(m): 12:41pm On Apr 21
well spoken

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by bastien: 12:41pm On Apr 21
Juventus n Madrid final

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Capsule101(m): 12:41pm On Apr 21
athletico will scale through

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by niyisky: 12:42pm On Apr 21
This has got to be a fun filled semi final

Much love from a Barca fan.

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Ijaya123: 12:42pm On Apr 21
My prediction all along is Monaco going to lift the UCL this year.

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by solid3(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
In TB Joshua's voice, I see something that looks like Real Madrid and Juventus in the finals. And I can see a team in white Jersey jubilating at the end of the competition.

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Dammyomatic(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Deeypeey(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
: Juventus have paid UEFA! They are always getting easy teams... Porto in Round of 16, Barca in Quarters and Now Monaco in semis! # UCLdraw

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by Philistine(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
Good Draw! Juventus all the way!
Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by inchristalone(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
Haba! Nah FTC be dis o.
Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by jaziridon(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
#ManUtd

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by azadian: 12:42pm On Apr 21
#Halamadrid...

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by nNEOo(m): 12:42pm On Apr 21
Nice an though but Madrid till Ronaldo stop calling my line wink

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Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by yorex2011: 12:42pm On Apr 21
Atletico Monaco Final
Monaco have been scintillating this season
Re: Analysis On UEFA Champions League Semifinal Draw by senatorshegsy5(m): 12:43pm On Apr 21
This is gud, clash of titans

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