Three Games Away from the Title: The Champions League Semi-Finals Begin

The first-leg matches of the UEFA Champions League 23/24 semi-finals will be played this week, featuring two thrilling encounters, both to be held in Germany.

For these clashes, Real Madrid will travel to Bavaria to face Bayern Munich, while Dortmund will host Paris Saint Germain at Borussia Park, in front of their supporters.

Remember, we are talking about a 180-minute game, which will only conclude next week with the second-leg matches of the semi-finals.

Therefore, every move or decision will count for the teams as they vie to secure a spot in the grand final, to be held at London’s magnificent Wembley Stadium on June 1st.

For now, let’s discuss these exciting matchups and check out the odds tips so you can bet on the Champions League and get even more enjoyment from this week’s games.

⚽ Bayern Munich v Real Madrid (tuesday 20:00 BST)

In the quarter-finals, Bayern used the home advantage to overcome Arsenal. After an exciting 2-2 draw in the first leg, the Germans defeated the English team 1-0 in Munich, with a goal from Kimmich in the second half, securing their spot in the semi-finals.

As for Real Madrid, once again, they showed the weight of their jersey by advancing on penalties against the reigning champions; the mighty Man City.

After an electrifying 3-3 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu, the Spanish team couldn’t prevail in the second leg, this time at the Etihad Stadium, and had to endure the pressure from the Blues throughout the 120 minutes.

With a tough 1-1 draw at the end of extra time, the decision came down to penalties, and the English saw Lunin, the goalkeeper, shine as he blocked two shots, giving the spot to Madrid.

🔥Odd Tips: In a clash with a total of 20 Champions League trophies between the teams, it’s hard to imagine a clear advantage for either side. Therefore, betting on a draw in the first game could be a good choice, with odds of 3.50.

⚽ Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint Germain (Wednesday 20:00 BST)

Dortmund, who previously won the Champions League in 1997, is once again approaching the later stages of the tournament, showing everyone that they have the strength to compete for another title.

In the quarter-finals, they visited Atletico Madrid and found themselves trailing 2-0. However, a late goal from Haller closed the gap between the two teams and brought hope to the Germans.

In the second leg at Borussia, a 2-2 draw seemed to favour Atletico’s qualification to the semi-finals, but Dortmund made it clear once again that they came to the tournament to fight until the end.

Within a span of 3 minutes, Niclas Füllkrug and Marcel Sabitzer scored for the home team, leaving fans in Germany incredulous. The 4-3 score at the end of the game secured Dortmund’s spot in the semi-finals.

On the other side of this challenge, we have Paris Saint Germain. They are a very strong team that, despite its tradition, are still pursuing their first Champions League title.

The French team faced Barcelona in the previous round. Barcelona showed strength and won the first game 3-2, in front of PSG’s fans at Parc des Princes.

However, in Spain, Barcelona seemed poised to secure qualification at home as Raphinha opened the scoring at 12’. However, Ronald Araújo’s dismissal in the first half was crucial for the French team’s comeback, levelling the game before halftime.

In the second half, led by Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint Germain had Barcelona on the ropes and comfortably reached a 4-1 scoreline, securing their spot in the Champions League semi-finals.

🔥Odd Tips: This matchup will be all about strategy for both teams, as neither wants to complicate things for the second leg. Do you believe in Dortmund’s strength at home? Then betting on Dortmund to win could yield a great return, with odds of 2.70.

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There’s no telling who will come out on top in these matchups, but one thing’s for sure: these two games will get everyone’s adrenaline pumping.

Now you know all you need to know about the Champions League semi-finals. Have you picked your favourites? If so, then place your bets online on our website, where you are sure to bet with the best!

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Good luck with your bets and see you in the next round!

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