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Champions League Semi-final, Aug 19

By Chris Dinsdale

August 19, 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 second semi-final features French team Olympique Lyon, appearing in their second Champions League semi-final fresh from eliminating heavyweights Juventus and Manchester City. They face Bayern Munich, who are in formidable form and swept away Barcelona in a 10-goal quarter-final rout in their hunt for a sixth European Cup triumph.

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.

PUBLISHED: 17/08/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images