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Champions League Semi-final, Aug 18

By Chris Dinsdale

August 18, 2020 - The UEFA Champions League, Europe’s premier club football competition, enters the semi-final stage, in which the remaining four teams proceed to the next stage of a straight “Final Eight” knock-out tournament to decide the 2020 champions. The final takes place at the Estadio da Luz on August 23.

The first semi-final features German outfit Red Bull Leipzig, appearing in their first ever Champions League semi-final, against Paris Saint-Germain, who are aiming to secure first European final since 1996.

The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

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PUBLISHED: 15/08/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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