It’s draw time! Real Madrid will know their fate in the Champions League shortly after 13:00pm CET with Roma, Liverpool and Bayern as their potential opponents in the Semifinals. Los Blancos are just three wins away from their third straight Champions League title and while the draw might seem a bit weak without teams like Barcelona or Manchester City, Zidane’s men will have to play their best football to succeed once again.
Here’s some information on the draw.
Who is in the draw?
When will the matches be played?
The first legs will be on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April, with the returns on 1 and 2 May. The exact schedule will be published right after the draw.
How does Real Madrid match up with their potential opponents?
It’s possibly safe to assume that Bayern are the toughest team in this draw although people will be scared of Liverpool and reasonably so. Bayern would provide a somewhat classic matchup, both teams are capable of playing well with the ball but they can also counterattack. Liverpool are very dangerous through the wings and will be a tough challenge against Madrid if Los Blancos turn the ball over often. Roma will be extremely motivated after achieving a historic comeback against Barcelona but should be considered the most manageable team in this draw.
How to watch the draw
It will be streamed for free on UEFA.com starting at 13:00 CET —07:00am EST—.