UEFA 2023- All You Need To Know. In May, the intensity of the 2022/23 Champions League quest reached its peak as four formidable teams prepared themselves for the highly anticipated semi-final stage of the competition. With the ultimate prize of lifting the prestigious Champions League trophy within their grasp, these elite football clubs intensified their focus and determination.
On Tuesday, May 9, the semi-finals commenced with an intense showdown between Man City and a resilient Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The match ended in a hard-fought 1-1 draw, leaving both teams hungry for victory in the return leg.
Meanwhile, in a thrilling clash of Italian giants, Inter Milan secured a 2-0 victory over their city rivals, AC Milan, in their first-leg encounter. The Nerazzurri displayed their prowess on the pitch, leaving AC Milan with an uphill battle in the second leg.
With the stage set for an exhilarating finish, football enthusiasts eagerly awaited the second legs of the semi-finals. Now that the second leg matches are finished, let’s recap the details of the UEFA 2023 Semi-finals.
Champions League Semi-Finals 2023
Teams Qualified To Semi-Finals In Champions League
- Inter Milan
- AC Milan
- Real Madrid
- Manchester City
Teams Didn’t Qualify From Quarter-Final Stage
- Bayern Munich
Result Of Champions League Semi-Final
|Teams||AC Milan VS Inter Milan||0-2|
|Score||Real Madrid VS Manchester City||1-1|
|Teams||AC Milan VS Inter Milan||0-1|
|Score||Real Madrid VS Manchester City||0-4|
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Teams Qualified For Finals In The Champions League
- Inter Milan
- Manchester City
Let us have a brief discussion about their match against AC Milan and the defending champions Real Madrid-
AC Milan VS Inter Milan
Inter Milan secures Champions League final spot with a controlled display against AC Milan. They focused on winning the midfield battle and neutralizing Rafael Leao’s threat. Both goalkeepers were called into action in a tightly contested first half, but Inter maintained control through their defensive prowess. They aim to consolidate their advantage in the second half and secure their place in the final.
The second half began with Milan consistently trying to break through Inter’s strong defense, but they were unable to do so. However, Milan’s hopes for a comeback were quickly dashed when Romelu Lukaku came onto the field. Lukaku played an important role as center-forward and unselfishly assisted Lautaro Martinez in scoring the game-winning goal. With this goal, Inter extended their lead to three points and secured their spot in the Champions League final.
Real Madrid VS Manchester City
Manchester City dominated Real Madrid, securing their place in the Champions League final against Inter Milan. They showcased unwavering determination and delivered an outstanding performance that brought them closer to claiming the elusive trophy. Their mesmerizing first-half display left Real Madrid bewildered.
Man City aimed for a treble, pursuing the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup titles. Despite Thibaut Courtois’ heroic saves for Real Madrid, Bernardo Silva found the back of the net with a close-range finish and a looping header solidifying their dominance.
Although Real Madrid occasionally threatened, they couldn’t match City’s prowess. Manuel Akanji’s deflected header and Julian Alvarez’s late strike sealed Manchester City’s resounding victory. The team’s collective effort sparked excitement for the upcoming Champions League final.
Now, as we have explored the semi-finals in detail, let us redirect our attention to the match that has engrossed us with anticipation—the UEFA finals.
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Where Will The UEFA Finals Take Place?
UEFA Champions League 2023 final will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. This venue was chosen for the prestigious final for a second time. In 2005, it hosted an unforgettable event when Liverpool made an incredible comeback from being down 3-0 against AC Milan. The match ended in an exciting 3-3 draw and ultimately led to Liverpool’s victory in a thrilling penalty shootout.
When Will The UEFA Finals Take Place?
The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will happen on Saturday, June 10, at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Turkey.
Although the exact match time is yet to be confirmed, recent trends indicate that it will likely start at 8 p.m. BST in the UK, 3 p.m. ET in the USA and Canada, and 12:30 a.m. (June 11) IST in India.
UEFA Champions League Prizepool Breakdown
Real Madrid, the champions from the previous season, earned €83.2 million (equivalent to 743,625,807.67 INR) in performance-based prize money from the Champions League. This amount also includes an additional €4.5 million (equivalent to 40,185,000,000 INR) awarded for their victory in the UEFA Super Cup held in August 2022.
In the ongoing 2022/23 Champions League, if a team succeeds in winning the entire competition while maintaining a flawless record in the group stage, they have the opportunity to receive a maximum prize money payout of €85.14 million (equivalent to 760,441,003,510.10 INR).
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Performance-Based Prize Money (55% Of The Total)
|Stage||Prize Money (INR)|
|Round of 16||85,77,01,598.11 Rs|
|Group-stage wins||25,00,36,608.36 Rs|
|Group-stage draws||8,30,66,824.68 Rs|
|Reaching group stage||1,39,69,51,761.24 Rs|