The UEFA Youth League semi-final line-up is confirmed: Real Madrid play Benfica and Barcelona face Salzburg, with both games in Nyon on 21 April and the decider three days later.
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Benfica, Salzburg, Real Madrid and inaugural winners Barcelona will compete for the UEFA Youth League title in Nyon next month.
Final tournament: Nyon 2017
Semi-finals (21 April)
Real Madrid (ESP) v Benfica (POR) (17:00CET)
Barcelona (ESP) v Salzburg (AUT) (13:00CET)
Final (24 April, 17:00CET)
Like in the first three seasons of the competition, the knockout event will be played at the Colovray Stadium opposite UEFA headquarters.
Barcelona were victorious there in 2014, beating Schalke and Benfica. The Blaugrana's class of 2016/17 overcame Porto in the last eight on Tuesday and now face Salzburg – the only survivors from the tournament's Domestic Champions path – in the semi-finals as they seek to catch Chelsea on two UEFA Youth League triumphs.
Benfica take on Madrid, who are in the semi-finals for the third time, in the other tie. The Eagles prevailed when these teams met at the same stage in 2014, Nuno Santos scoring twice in a 4-0 win. Madrid suffered more Colovray disappointment last season, conceding twice in the last seven minutes as they succumbed 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain.