Manchester City meet with PSG who are looking for a second straight Champions League final.
With the UEFA Champions League (UCL) 2020-21 is down to its final four, Real Madrid welcome Chelsea to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano while Paris Saint-Germain meet with Manchester City at the Parc des Princes for the first leg of the semi-finals.
UEFA has given the green light for a 36-team Champions League reform which will include a single league format to replace the group stage amid reports of a rival Super League formation which could see 12 of the biggest clubs on the continent breakaway.
Manchester City will be looking to reach their first European final since the 1970 European Cup Winners Cup. They have dominated English football in recent years, and the closest Manchester City came in recent years was reaching the UCL 2015-16 semi-finals before being ousted by eventual champions Real Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino-coached PSG, meanwhile, will be looking to reach their second consecutive final. Having knocked out last season’s winners Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. The French giants have never beaten City in Europe. City knocked out PSG from the 2015-16 UCL quarter-finals.
A first leg advantage at home, will be critical for PSG before heading to Manchester for the second leg next week.
In the other semi-final, 13-time European champions Real Madrid are eyeing their record-bettering 14th trophy this year. However vs Chelsea. The Spanish giants have never beaten Chelsea in their three meetings so far.
Chelsea have won two and drawn one against Real Madrid to date, After Thomas Tuchel’s arrival in January 2021, Chelsea have proved to be a hard team to beat, losing just two of their 21 matches under the German coach.
UCL semi-finals leg 1 fixtures and live match times
Tuesday, April 27
Real Madrid vs Chelsea – 10:00 PM EAT
Wednesday , April 28
PSG vs Manchester City – 10:00 PM EAT