Malaga wanted to be part of the UEFA Champions League’s final four. Instead, the Spanish club got eclipsed by Borussia Dortmund in the most stunning manner on Tuesday. The match, marked by controversy, saw former German Bundesliga champions Dortmund score twice in added time to clinch a 3-2 win on home soil.
Real Madrid appear in the semi-finals of this European competition for a record 24 times thanks to the heroics of Champions League top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. At this point, they may want to avoid Borussia Dortmund against whom they lost on head-to-head earlier in the group stages. Los Blancos may also want to avoid Bayern Munich. In fact, Real Madrid are yet to break their German curse after two decades. How about El Clasico in the Champions League semi-finals?
Barcelona did not have it easy against PSG. Tito Vilanova had to gamble with Lionel Messi. The half-fit little man came on 30 minutes from time before Pedro’s strike fired the Blaugrana into the Last 4. The Spanish La Liga leaders qualified through the away goals rule after a 3-3 aggregate score line. On that same night, Bayern Munich proved too superior against Juventus. Pep Guardiola’s future team were the biggest winners in the quarter-finals with a pair of 2-0 wins in Munich and Turin, totalled at 4-0.
The 2012/13 UEFA Champions League semi-final draw is open, with no country protection or seeding. It will precede the UEFA Europa League draw.
Watch the entire event live from 10:00am GMT / 12:00pm CET on British Eurosport 1 or British Eurosport HD in the United Kingdom. If you are in USA, you may want to set an alarm as the UEFA Champions League semi-final draw will kick-off at 6:00am EST on Fox Soccer Channel.
LiveSoccerTV.com has found information for over 25 different zones where the event will be live. The live listings include channels like TEN Action in Pakistan, SuperSport 3 in various African countries, C+ Liga de Campeones / HD and GOL T in Spain and NTV Sport / HD in Turkey.
As usual, Eurosport International will bring the UEFA Champions League and Europa League draw live to its followers worldwide. Visit the following page for more information: UEFA Champions League and Europa League Semifinals Draws 2013 Live Streams and TV channels.