Champions League semifinal matchups: Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Monaco
Here's how the semifinals will look one way or another
Four teams remain in the Champions League as the quarterfinals concluded on Wednesday., , and at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
We will find out who will play who in the semis after the draw on Friday morning. But why wait to take a look at the possibilities?
Possibility No. 1
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid
Monaco vs. Juventus
Thoughts: The Madrid derby would highlight this one. These two met in the final last year with Real winning in penalty kicks, and while I don't think either wants this draw, they would embrace it. As for Juventus, it would be happy to avoid Real, but at this stage it is going to be more than challenging regardless.
Prediction: Real and Juventus go through, setting up a dream final.
Possibility No. 2
Real Madrid vs. Juventus
Monaco vs. Atletico Madrid
Thoughts: The draw Monaco and Atletico want, while it is the one Real and Juve want to avoid at all costs. It would mean a really good, but not world giant would make the final, while a favorite would go home.
Prediction: Juventus and Monaco go through.
Possibility No. 3
Real Madrid vs. Monaco
Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus
Thoughts: A big-time defensive battle with Atleti and Juve. This is the draw Real Madrid wants to land as it would be the heavy favorite to go through.
Prediction: Real and Juventus go through to the final.
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