UCL semi finals 2023 – 2024 at once

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Now we enter into the semi finals of UEFA champions league (UCL) and we have seen brilliant performances by teams and individuals. We did make some predictions in the previous post but all of them came to be false. As the UCL is exciting and we are in the semi finals stage, it will be fun to watch them matches and support our team. Some maybe disappointed whereas some maybe excited to see their team into semi finals. The trophy above is what all teams are playing for and only 4 of them are remaining. If we look at quarter finals fixtures first:

 

1. Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid:

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In the 1st leg of this fixture which happened at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico Madrid was leading 2-1 and were favorites to qualify for the semi finals. For the 2nd leg, when they visited Signal Iduna park, Dortmund gave a shock of 4-2 to them. The aggregate score ended up to 5-4 and lead to loss for Atletico Madrid. Borussia Dortmund qualified for semi finals.

2. Barcelona vs Paris saint Germain:

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This fixture was a heartbreak for Barcelona fans. In 2016, they were proud of the Remontada that happened against Paris saint Germain. In the 1st leg of this fixture Barca visited Paris in Parc des Princes and came back home winning 3-2. They were in the lead after 1st match and were favorites to to qualify for semi finals. Their performance was very good as well in the first leg. When Paris visited Barca, Barca clearly dominated in the first 30 minutes and were looking strong. In the 31st minute Ronald Araujo was sent off which led to Barca playing with 10 men. As the match, progressed Barca kept conceding and reducing their chances to qualify for semi finals. The match ended 1-4 aggregate 6-4 , Barca losing.
3. Bayern Munich vs Arsenal:
 
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This was an exciting fixture between two young teams. In the 1st leg, when Bayern visited London, the match ended in a draw of 2-2 and Arsenal were favorites to win this fixture. Arsenal players are fast and furious and ready to win. In the 2nd leg, when Arsenal visited Allianz Arena, Bayern did win the game 1-0 and won the fixture to qualify for semi finals. Their aggregate score was 3-2.

4. Real Madrid vs Manchester City:

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Real Madrid vs Manchester city. Pep Guardiola vs Carlo Ancelotti. Best of Spain vs best of England. People were craving for this fixture and got it. This was a  blockbuster match. In the first leg, Manchester city visited Santiago Bernabeu and held Madrid to a draw of 3-3. They both played very well and not anyone dominate. In the 2nd leg when Madrid came to Etihad stadium, again it ended to a draw of 1-1in 90 minutes. Match then went to extra time, where no one could score and take to penalties. During the shootout, Luka Modric for Real Madid missed and Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic missed which led to Real Madrid qualify and win.

Now we move to UCL semi finals:

As we move close to the semi finals, the race for the trophy is heating up. Now we have the best 4 teams of the world. The semi finals will be held on 30 April and 7 may. We have Real Madrid, Manchester city FC, Borussia Dortmund FC, Paris saint Germain. The fixtures are as follows:

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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This is the 1st semi final of the UCL. These are Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich. Real Madrid have 14 UCL trophies and Bayern Munich have 6 trophies. The match will be played at 1st leg Santiago Bernabeu. In the previous fixture between them, Real Madrid came out victorious and went ahead in the tournament. There is a chance for Real Madid to win this fixture but there is no clear chance as it is tough to predict winners at this stage. Let’s hope for a great fixture and the best team wins.

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris saint Germain

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This fixture is a good one as well. Firstly, the favorites did not go ahead. The underdogs are through and one of them is to qualify for finals and may win the tournament. It is a game of tactics and the one who gets it right will go through. In the previous fixture between them, the match had ended in a draw of 1-1. There are no favorites again and no prediction for this match. It is just how a player performs and how the team may perform.

And now we will be waiting for the fixtures and also to see the results. 4 strong teams. 4 favorite teams. 44 best players. 1 champion. The champions league is also the biggest football tournament in the world.

1st leg results

We have seen the first leg of UCL semifinals being done. It was a treat to the eyes to watch the fixtures. Not many goals scored but the performance of teams were great. We take you to the analysis of the first leg:

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

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In the 1st leg we have seen a draw in the match. The final score stood at 2-2. The game was played at Allianz Arena, Munich. It is the home of Bayern Munich. Real Madrid came to Munich and took some advantage to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 2nd leg will be played at the Bernabeu and Madrid will have the home advantage. Bayern are capable of them down at their home. It looks a tough task for them. We have seen the great form of Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, etc. They are in a mind blowing form and are tearing every opponent down. Where as in Bayern, after the transfer of Harry Kane, they are a team of all youngsters. They play with some experience of Kimmich, Sane, etc. Due to the home advantage, Real Madrid are favorites to win this fixture.

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint Germain

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Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint Germain, this was the most unexpected match to happen. They were not the favorites to qualify for the semi finals. This match was not much hyped compares to the other one. But it took place. After the 1st leg, Borussia are leading with 1-0. The fixture took place in Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. The second leg to be played in Parc Des Princes, Paris. Even though Dortmund are leading after the 1st leg, to hold it and maintain it will be tough for Borussia. PSG have really good and pacey players. They have fast runners and great finishers. Paris may make a comeback against this team and be into the finals of this year.

Conclusion of the fixtures

Now we move on after the conclusion of these fixtures of the UCL semi finals. The results were:

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

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This was a fixture that the world had their eyes on. Fans expected a great match between the two and it lived with their expectations. Real Madrid first visited Bayern Munich’s home and the 1st leg ended in a draw 2-2. Real Madrid did get a small advantage with them. After 1st leg, Bayern started vigorous training in order to defeat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. It is obviously a very difficult task due to all factors favoring Real Madrid. Bayern came in for the 2nd leg and got defeated by real Madrid. The match ended 2-1. (4-3) on aggregate. Real Madrid made it to the finals of UCL.

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint Germain

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In this fixture, both the teams were in great form. Dortmund came to the semis defeating Atletico Madrid and Paris came ahead knocking Barca out of the tournament. In the 1st leg,  Paris Saint Germain visited Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park and Paris were defeated 1-0 in the 1st leg.  Borussia Dortmund had to visit Paris for the 2nd leg and so Paris were favorite to win. As the picture shows, Dortmund defeated Paris at Paris 1-0 (2-0) on aggregate. Borussia Dortmund are now into the finals will be facing Real Madrid.

 

Now we move to the finals,

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The UCL finals has now been decided. Its gonna be between Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid. Finals will be played at London in the Wembley. Both of the teams have come a long way from where they started and defeating great opponents to reaching into the finals.  Real Madrid finished at the top of their group. They did not have a dangerous group but they played well.

Dortmund also topped their group but they were part of the group of death. Their group consisted teams like PSG, AC Milan, Newcastle Utd. Coming into the knockout stages Real Madrid faced RB Leipzig in the round of 16, then faced Manchester city in the quarter finals, and then Bayern Munich in the semi finals. They played all these matches very well and defeated these teams to be in the finals. For Dortmund, they faced PSV Eindhoven in the round of 16, then they faced Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals, and faced PSG in the semi finals. They played their best and have reached the finals after 11 years.

To know about IPL, read my other post.

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