The 2021/22 Champions League is nearing its climax as we are down to the final four.
With one month to go until the final in Paris, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Villarreal are all battling it out for the final two places and there is a lot of excitement building.
The Champions League has been very good to fans this season, with treats in every round, starting with the last 16 as Real Madrid came from 2-0 down against Paris Saint-Germain with just 30 minutes to go in the tie, eventually winning 3-2 thanks to a Karim Benzema hat-trick.
Another Benzema hat-trick followed in the quarter-finals as Real Madrid knocked out defending champions Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate in a thrilling tie that went to extra-time. But arguably the bigger result of the quarter-finals came as Villarreal knocked out Bayern Munich, having already seen off Juventus, the fairytale story of the Champions League this season.
Then there are the journeys of England’s best two teams, Manchester City and Liverpool, who will be looking to contest an all-English final having already butted heads in the FA Cup semi-final on their of their Premier League title fight. And they’re in a good position to do so, with both Man City and Liverpool leading their Spanish opponents at the halfway stage of their semi-finals.
But Villarreal manager Unai Emery insists his side will make Liverpool suffer in the second leg, more than they did at Anfield.
“We can’t tell nothing about the victory because they deserve it. The first half was defensively good but we didn’t achieve in attack,” Emery said.
“They had two or three chances to score. The second half was the same and they pushed and deserved to score. 2-0 is a good difference for them, for us not a good result but we will try to dream and do something different in our home.
“The match next week will be very different than tonight. It is very important in our home to change something, maybe tactically. They are going to suffer more than tonight.”
Champions League semi-final fixtures | First leg | Latest
Tuesday 26 April
Man City 4-3 Real Madrid
Wednesday 27 April
Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal
Tuesday 3 May
Villarreal vs Liverpool (8pm UK time)
Wednesday 4 May
Real Madrid vs Man City (8pm UK time)
How to live stream the Champions League online:
UK: Subscribers can stream the Champions League live online via the BT Sport app.
US: Fubo* are streaming a selection of Champions League fixtures live for account holders. Those without a Fubo account already can take advantage of their seven-day free trial by following the simple steps below.
- Click on this link.
- Click ‘Start Your Free Trial’ and enter your details.
- Log in and pick your desired channel to watch.
*Geo restrictions apply. Fubo is currently available in the United States, Canada and Spain. Packages and pricing differ per country.
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