The draw for the last four of the 2018 UEFA Champions League was conducted on Friday, April 13, at the football governing body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
In the first semi-final, holders Real Madrid were pitted against German giants Bayern Munich away from home.
Los Blancos, who have won the trophy 12 times, were made to sweat in their quarterfinal tie against Juventus. The Old Lady led 3-0 for most of the match but a last minute penalty goal by talisman Cristiano Ronaldo saw the Spanish side seal a 4-3 aggregate win to advance to the semis for the eighth successive season.
The Bavarians on the other hand defeated Sevilla 2-1 in their own backyard before the two sides could only settle for a 0-0 draw in the return leg.
English outfit Liverpool will face AS Roma in the second semi-final outing.
Jurgen Klopp’s troops will welcome the Serie A side to Anfield for the first leg.
The Kop side eliminated fellow English counterparts Manchester City after coming away with consecutive home and away victories. In the first leg, the Reds cruised to 3-0 victory, before fighting off an onslaught at the Etihad Stadium to win 2-1 and confirm a 5-1 victory on aggregate win over the Citizens.
Confirmed semi-finals after draw:
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Liverpool vs AS Roma
The first leg fixture will take place will on Tuesday, 24 April, and Wednesday, 25 April, with the return fixtures scheduled to take place on 1 and 2 May.
The final will be staged at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday May 26.