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The Champions League semi-final ties

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The Champions League semi-final ties

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 23 +119k

The Champions League semi-final ties

The two favourites for the competition in Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will face each other, with there only room for one in the final in Kiev.

Meanwhile, the lesser-fancied Liverpool and Roma were also drawn together, boosting their hopes of an unlikely triumph as the in-form Mohamed Salah returns to his former stomping ground..

That's that for the draw!

Winners of SF1 v Winners of SF2

Either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich will be the 'home' side in the final in Kiev, with either Liverpool or Roma playing the role of 'visitors'.

Now for the final draw!

Liverpool v AS Roma

The Premier League side face the heroes of the quarter-finals.

FC Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

What a game! German champions take on Spanish champions in a veritable clash of the titans!

Here we go!

Here he comes!

'Sheva' takes to the stage!

Marchetti says a few words

UEFA's competitions director Giorgio Marchetti looks back over the quarter-finals as we prepare for the arrival of Andriy Shevchenko, who will conduct the draw.

Here comes the montage

The four remaining teams are feature in a stirring montage ahead of the draw. I'm sure none of them need reminding how they got to this stage though.

Vitali Klitschko addresses the crowd

Did you know Vitali Klitschko was the mayor of Kiev? The Ukrainian city will host this year's final and the former boxer has taken the opportunity to say a few words ahead of the draw.

It's time!

The clock strikes 13:00 in Nyon and the draw will be underway in no time!

Can Roma continue their European dream?

Could lightning strike twice? With comprehensive victories over Barcelona and Chelsea under their belt already in the competition, they've certainly shown that they can mix it with the big boys.

Are Liverpool dark horses?

Their terrifying attacking trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Robert Firmino gives them incredible firepower and the ability to score goals regardless of the opposition. Could they swashbuckle the way to an unlikely triumph in Europe's premier club competition?

Just 10 minutes to go here!

Edin Dzeko gives his thoughts on the draw

The big Bosnian was instrumental in Roma dumping out Barcelona in midweek and the former Manchester City man says he is delighted to see his side in the final four.

Real Madrid are the favourites

Everyone will be hoping to avoid 'Los Blancos' today. Zinedine Zidane's side have reached the semi-finals for the eighth year in a row, whilst they are looking for their third consecutive European crown. The bookies are certainly backing the Spaniards, naming them as outright favourites at 17/10, followed by Bayern Munich at 2/1, Liverpool at 10/3 and Roma as ranks outsiders at 11/1 despite their stunning victory over Barcelona.

The countdown is underway here

Who do you want your side to get? And who will go on to claim the trophy?

Now for the Champions League draw!

Champions League history

This is the first time in history that Italy, England, Germany and Spain have all provided one of the four semi-finalists.

How did the teams get here?

Roma: 

The Italians stunned Barcelona to overturn a 4-1 first leg deficit with an incredible 3-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico.

Bayern Munich:

 A professional performance on home turf allowed them to defend their 2-1 victory over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with a goalless draw in Bavaria.

Liverpool:

Jurgen Klopp once again got the better of Pep Guardiola as the 'Reds' defeat Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate, largely thanks to a stunning first half at Anfield that saw Liverpool claim a 3-0 first leg win.

Real Madrid:

A controversial late penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo ended Juventus' hopes of another memorable comeback as Real Madrid continued their Champions League love affair.

When will the semi-finals take place?

The first legs will be played on April 24 and 25, with the reverse fixtures taking place a week later on May 1 and 2.

How will the draw unfold?

At this stage, the draw is a 'free draw', meaning that any team can be drawn against any other.

Plenty of European pedigree among the four remaining sides

The four remaining teams have 22 European Cups to their name between them, whilst Real Madrid are of course looking to become the first team in history to claim three consecutive Champions League titles.

Only four sides remain

After a stunning week of action, only AS Roma (Italy), FC Bayern Munich (Germany), Liverpool (England) and Real Madrid (Spain) remain in with a chance of being named European champions.

Join us for live text updates of the UEFA Champions League semi-final draw. The draw is due to take place at 13:00 CET.

Matt Morley

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