The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League enters the semi-final stage with a draw on Friday 15, April 2015 following the successful completion of the quarter final ties which saw the exit of defending Champions Barcelona on Wednesday.
The quarter-final second legs came to a conclusion on Wednesday night with Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid Joining Manchester City and Real Madrid in the final four team list who cemented their place in the semi-finals. Here we profile the semi-finalists who will know their foes on Friday as they all brace up for the final ticket battle to Milan next month.
The UEFA Champions League semi-finals draw will be streamed live in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from on Friday.
Manchester City (England)
After a 2-2 first-leg draw in Paris last week, the tie remained in the balance in Manchester thanks to Sergio Aguero’s missed penalty for City in the first half.
The home side had Joe Hart to thank for three fine saves at 0-0, notably a ferocious Zlatan Ibrahimovic free-kick that the England goalkeeper clawed to safety. But, roared on by a capacity crowd of 53,039 that supplied an unforgettable atmosphere, City held their nerve at the back before De Bruyne’s decisive strike 15 minutes from time with their only shot on target.
The stats below show the team’s pedigree and the possible head-to-heads with the rest of the teams who have qualified for the semi-final.
Manchester City (ENG)
Last SF: first semi-final
SF record: W0 L0
This season: W6 D2 L2 F18 A11
Top scorers: Kevin De Bruyne/Raheem Sterling 3
v Atlético N/A
v Bayern W3 D0 L3 F8 A9
v Real Madrid W0 D1 L1 F3 A4