England vs Spain in Euro semis

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MANCHESTER CITY are to face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. 

The first leg of the mouth-watering clash will take place at the Etihad Stadium on April 26/27, with the return leg at the Bernabeu scheduled for 3/4 May.

Real’s city rivals Atletico will take on Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.


The draw means that City could meet their incoming manager Pep Guardiola in the final, which will be played on May 28 at Milan’s San Siro stadium.

It also means a return to Manchester for the in-form Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 16 Champions League goals this season, including a hat trick in the quarter final second leg victory over Wolfsburg.

The winners of the City tie will also have ‘home advantage’ for the final, meaning they will be given the home dressing room and can wear their home kit in the event of a colour clash.

In a draw which should offer plenty of scope for Yellow Submarine-related banter, Liverpool will face Spanish team Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals.

In the other fixture, Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine will play Andalucian outfit Sevilla, who are specialists in this competition having won it in both 2014 and 2015.

The first legs will kick off on April 28, when Liverpool travel to Spain and Sevilla visit Ukraine, with the return legs on May 5.

The final is in Basel, Switzerland, on May 18, with the winner of the Liverpool tie given home advantage.


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