Real Madrid will face Manchester City in the semifinals of the Champions League. Los Blancos were paired with Manuel Pellegrini’s team in the draw held on Friday at Nyon.
The former Los Merengues manager will have a chance to take revenge from Florentino Perez, who unceremoniously booted the coach out of the Santiago Bernabeu after just one season back in 2010.
Real Madrid have avoided facing city rivals Atletico Madrid, who are set to meet Bayern Munich. Should both Madrid teams go through, they would repeat the final from 2014, when Los Blancos conquered their tenth title after beating Atletico 4-1 in overtime.
The first leg of the semifinals will be played on Tuesday April 26th at Manchester, while the second leg will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday May 4th.
This will be the first time in history that Manchester City compete in the semifinals of the Champions League. Los Merengues, on the other hand, reach this stage of the competition for the sixth consecutive year.
This is the complete semifinals calendar:
Manchester City vs Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid vs Manchester City