Mbappe vs Buffon, El Derbi madrileño: UCL draw has everybody animated

The Champions League semifinal draw is out, and guess what, it's the clash of the familiar foes again: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid. The two teams will meet for the 4th straight year in Champions League, with the last encounter coming in the semi-finals of 2016/17 competition. Real Madrid have had the better of their city rivals in recent years, and Atletico would be desperate to change the record. Too much excitement.






In the other semifinal, underdogs Monaco would face the old lady Juventus. Monaco have been in stupendous goal scoring form this year, with teenager Kylian Mbappe leading the way. But can they breach a defence which even the famed trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez could not? Juventus on the other hand are the strongest contenders for theChampions League trophy this season. Their defence is imperious, and they have brilliant forwards like Higuain and Dybala. They would also be high on confidence after beating Barcelona in the quarter final. Surely the Old Lady would go into the clash as favourites. Monaco and Juventus have previously met in the UCL semi-finals, the Bianconeri winning 6-4 in 1997/98.






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