Leg 1 of the Semi-Finals is done and dusted, now it's time for Leg 2, with a spot in the all-important Final up for grabs. Inter Milan, A.C. Milan, Manchester City F.C. and Real Madrid CF all have one more game in the Semi-Finals to prove that they deserve a spot in the Final.
In Leg 1, Read Madrid CF and Manchester City F.C. tied 1-1, while Inter Milan proved too good for A.C. Milan, winning 2-0. So, it's pretty much do or die for these teams. Who will prove too good and win their second Semi-Final match? All will be revealed soon!
Who better than former A-League star, Jake Barker-Daish, to take you through the two all-important Semi-Final Leg 2 clashes and provide his Champions League tips. Check out all our soccer tips below:
Champions League Semi-Final (Leg 2) Game 1: Inter Milan vs A.C. Milan
I can't lie, I expected more from A.C. Milan, particularly with knocking off Serie A champions Napoli twice in the Serie A and in the Champions League this season. Inter Milan just seem to have the knock over A.C. Milan, and all you need to do is look at the last 6 games and its results which favour Inter against its City town rivals.
The most dangerous scoreline in football is 2-0 and A.C. Milan will need an early goal to give hope to their spirits of getting out of the Semi-Final. But I do believe Inter at home with 2-0 advantage could be enough for the blue and black of Milan.
I predict this game to be closer with Rafael Leao still in doubt for the game but the spirit of Inter and its dominant forces of Martinez and Barella along with the experience of Dzeko, I think this will be a 1-1 result with goals to Martinez and Giroud. Great to see Italian football back on the big stage and in the big dance of the Champions League.
Jake's Expert A-League Tip: Match Winner – Draw
Champions League Semi-Final (Leg 2) Game 2: Manchester City F.C. vs Real Madrid CF
For majority of the football world, the winner of this second leg game will be the clear favourite to win the Champions League Final. The first leg lived up to expectations with the highest quality of football being displayed, which is all you can ask for as a football fan.
Vinicius Jr may be the best winger in the world right now and he has a massive impact on Real Madrid, and his captain Karim Benzema's goal-scoring form is incredibly powerful. It’s a difficult game to pick given Real Madrid’s recent history in the Champions League, but naturally with the most creative player in the world and most dominant goal scorer in the competition in Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, it gives you a feeling it could be Pep’s year after all.
With the final leg at the Etihad, all things favour Manchester City, but they will need to be at their best and this is where Pep and his team have fallen down in the past. I am predicting a 2-1 win to City provided Vinicius is kept quieter than in game one, with goals to Haaland and Gundogan. Benzema always scores in England – hot tip!
Jake's Expert A-League Tip: Match Winner – Manchester City F.C.
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