Champions League semi-final draw live: What time is it, where can I watch it and who has qualified?

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Real MadridAtletico Madrid, Juventus and Monaco will make up Friday's Champions League semi-final draw after safely progressing from the last eight.

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Who will win this year's Champions League?
Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the Champions League semi-final draw.
Just a spot of housekeeping before we get going properly with the montages and suchlike. The draw itself will begin at 11am our time. 
 
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Monaco are all in the hat for the semi-finals or the perspex bowl if you prefer.
 
What about the games I hear you ask? The semi-final first legs will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 May, with the returns the following week. The side drawn first in each tie will play the first leg at home.
Let's take a closer look at the final four then, starting with Atletico Madrid
 
This season: P10 W7 D2 L1 F13 A5
Top scorer: Antoine Griezmann (5)
Last semi-final: last season, won on away goals v Bayern (2-2)
Semi-final record: W3 L2
European Cup best: 3x runners-up (most recently 2016)
Next up, Juventus.
 
This season: P10 W7 D3 L0 F17 A2
Top scorer: Paulo Dybala (4)
Last semi-final: 2014/15, won 3-2 v Real Madrid
Semi-final record: W8 L3
European Cup best: 2x winners (most recently 1996)
Next, AS Monaco

Top scorer: Kylian Mbappé and Radamel Falcao (5) 
Last semi-final: 2003/04, won 5-3 v Chelsea
Semi-final record: W1 L2
European Cup best: runners-up (2204)
And finally, Real Madrid
 
Top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (7)
Last semi-final: last season, won 1-0 v Manchester City
Semi-final record: W14 L13
European Cup best: 11x winners (most recently 2016)
Our chief football correspondent Miguel Delaney was in Madrid earlier this week to witness the most controversial of the four quarter-finals.
 
Here's his take from the Bernabeu, where Zinedine Zidane's side re-asserted their dominance of this competition.
 
So Madrid are through to the last four, but only thanks to some controversial circumstances.
 
Carlo Ancelotti criticised the referees, but his wife went one step further...
 
 
The stage is set...
Monaco are the competition's dark horses and perhaps possess its most devastating attack.
 
Can anything stop Leonardo Jardim's irresistible force? 
 
After witnessing Madrid's progression, Miguel went eastwards to Barcelona, where he saw Luis Enrique's side fail to conjure up their second remontada of the season.
 
Juventus' 'mountain' proved too tough to climb, and the Serie A champions' defence stands them in good stead for the rest of the competition.
 
There are no British clubs in the final four after Leicester's elimination, but their conquerors, Atletico Madrid, are at least proponents of a certain 'British' style.
 
Here's Jack Pitt-Brooke's take from watching Diego Simeone's defensively resolute side.
 
Here we go...
 
Pedro Pinto is our host with the most, and our first montage takes us round Cardiff, the host city for this year's final.
Carwyn Jones, the first minister of Wales, lets us know that Cardiff is ready to host a football match in over a month's time.
 
That's good. How about we do the draw now?
Some nice, yet #sponsored, content from the official account moments before the draw... 
Our second montage shows clips from each of the semi-finalists' campaigns so far.
 
Not that my opinion means much, but I may be one of the few who'd like to see another Madrid derby in the final and see Atletico win through this time. It just feels right.
Clemente Villaverde, Pavel Nedved, Emilio Butragueno and Ludovic Giuly are here to say a few empty platitudes on behalf of their former clubs.
Giorgio Marchetti's here, which means we're about to start any minute now...
St Asaph's finest Ian Rush will be drawing the balls.
 
A nice Welsh red tie and pocket square on show from the former Liverpool and Juventus striker.

When is the draw?

The draw takes place in Nyon on Friday 21 April, following the completion of the quarter final ties on Wednesday.

What time is the draw?

Proceedings will begin at 11.00am BST, with the draw following shortly after.

Where can I watch it?

It will be shown live on BT Sport 2.

If, however, you cannot watch the draw, you can bookmark this article which will turn into The Independent’s live blog.

How does it work?

As per usual at this stage of the competition, the draw is unseeded and there will be no ‘country protection’, meaning teams from the same domestic league can be drawn against each other.

The team drawn first will play the first leg at home, with those drawn second away.

When will the Champions League semi-finals take place?

This year’s semi-final first legs will be played on 2 and 3 May, with the return legs played the following week across 9 and 10 May.

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