Manchester City has been drawn against Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League, while Atletico Madrid will take on Bayern Munich.
City, in the final four for the first time in their history, will meet Real Madrid with giant coach Zinedine Zidane at the Etihad on Tuesday 26 April, thereafter, making the trip to the Bernabeu on Wednesday, May 4. This day now is where men will be separated from boys, with only three blows of final whistle after being given full time on pitch.
Real Madrid have won the European Cup 10 times, last winning the competition two years ago when they beat Atletico in the final.
Real Madrid and City have played twice before in Europe in the 2012-13 Champions League group stage — Madrid won 3-2 in Spain and drew 1-1 at City.
Real Madrid and City have played twice.
City will host Madrid on April 26 and Atletico welcome Bayern to the Vicente Calderon the following day, returning to the Allianz Arena on May 3.