UEFA has communicated on the dates of the semi-finals of the Champions League on Thursday. PSG will host Manchester City on Wednesday April 28 and travel to England on Tuesday May 4.
PSG is fixed on its fate. This Thursday, the day after the last quarter-finals of the Champions League which saw Real Madrid and Manchester City join the last four, UEFA communicated on the dates of the semi-finals. The capital club will host the Sky Blues at Parc des Princes on Wednesday April 28, before a return match at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday May 4. In the other semi-final, Real will receive in the first leg (April 27) before moving to Chelsea (May 5).
Neymar and Kylian Mbappé’s teammates will therefore experience an unprecedented situation in the 2020-2021 Champions League: playing the return match away from home. In the two previous rounds, PSG had indeed had the privilege of receiving Barça and then Bayern at the Parc des Princes after a first leg away from its bases and it had rather succeeded. For their part, the Cityzens were looking for their qualification against Dortmund in Germany in the second round in the quarter after receiving the second leg in England against Monchengladbach in the eighth.
A busy schedule for both teams
By then, the two clubs will play several important meetings. Manchester City will notably have a League Cup final to play against Tottenham (April 25) and a Cup semi-final at Wembley against Chelsea on Saturday (6.30 p.m.). Unlike the Sky Blues, who are 11 points ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League (with one more match), the Parisians are engaged in a fierce fight for the title in Ligue 1 and will face Saint-Etienne (Sunday at 1 p.m. ) and Metz (April 24) in the league before crossing swords with City. Between the two Ligue 1 matches, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will also have a Coupe de France quarter-final to play against Angers (April 21).
The Champions League semi-finals program:
April 27: Real Madrid-Chelsea
April 28: PSG-Manchester City
May 4: Manchester City-PSG
May 5: Chelsea-Real Madrid