Real Madrid overcame a huge hurdle in the quarterfinals to get past an Atlético Madrid side that had gone undefeated in the sides’ last seven matchups. After the jubilation of Javier “Chicharito” Hernández's late goal at the Bernabeu, there will surely be a temptation to breathe a sigh of relief, especially after receiving the semifinal opponent that they Barcelona and Bayern Munich would surely have chosen if given the option.Juventus vs. Real Madrid - Champions League Semifinals 2015 Match Date: 5 May 2015 (local time) Venue: Juventus Stadium (Torino)
While a two-legged Clásico would have drawn the world’s attention like nothing else, a tussle between Barcelona and Bayern Munich presents surely the most intriguing of the potential matchups. Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich - Champions League Semifinals 2015 Match Date: 6 May 2015 (local time) Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Celta Vigo vs Malaga Match Date: 29 April 2015 (local time) Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo)Malaga visits Celta Vigo in an attempt to end its 6-match winless streak. The club’s lackluster performance has been preventing them from exploiting the possibilities of penetrating the league’s top 5.
Lyon should be wary of Evian Thonon Gaillard’s determination to survive for this could readily upset their title run.Apparently, the interests pursued by both clubs are highly critical and it is quite hard not to expect an exciting match between the two squads.Lyon vs Evian Thonon Gaillard Match Date: 2 May 2015 (local time) Match Venue: Stade de Gerland (Lyon)
Tottenham vs Manchester City Match Date: 3 May 2015 (local time) Venue: White Hart Lane (London)After falling out of the title race, Manchester City’s consolation is to stay on the 2nd spot and ensure its Champions League qualification. Right now, they are currently tied with yet another online betting favorite, Arsenal. By any means necessary, they need to win against Tottenham.