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Madrid derby in Champions League semi-finals

Defending champion Real Madrid will meet city rival Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League in a rematch of last season’s final. The Spanish teams also met in the 2014 final, with Real winning both times.

Madrid derby in Champions League semi-finals
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

The draw pitted Juventus and Monaco in the other semifinal. Real and Monaco will play the first legs at home, with one game on May 2 and another on May 3. The return legs will be the following week. 

The Madrid clubs have faced each other in the last three Champions Leagues. Real also defeated Atletico in the 2015 quarterfinals. In its seventh straight semifinal, Real is trying to become the first team to repeat as champion since the competition’s new format was created in 1992. 

It won a record-extending 11th title last season. Atletico is seeking its first title. In addition to the defeats against Real, it also lost to Bayern Munich in the 1974 final. The final is on June 3.

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