Football Manager 2024 predicts the Champions League semi-finals

Football Manager 2024 predicts the Champions League semi-finals

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain. It’s Champions League semi-final time.

Only two sides will make it through to this season’s showpiece finale, but which two will it be? Never fear, because Football Manager 2024 is here to tell us exactly how things are going to go down.

Without any further ado, here’s FM24’s predictions for the Champions League semi-finals.

It’s a pretty even affair to kick things off here. Bayern Munich pulled out into a 2-0 lead through strikes from Leroy Sane and Dayot Upamecano before learning exactly why Real Madrid are the kings of the Champions League.

Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde both struck late to snatch a 2-2 draw, but Madrid may have come off slightly worse after Ferland Mendy limped out injured on the half-hour mark.

Bayern may have won the possession with 53%, but both sides had five shots on target. Still all to play for.

The spoils are shared in the other first leg as Borussia Dortmund fight back to snatch a huge 2-2 draw at home to PSG.

Jadon Sancho justified the expense of his loan deal with a 94th-minute equaliser after strikes from Kylian Mbappe and Goncalo Ramos looked to have got the job done for Luis Enrique’s side.

PSG’s goals came from their only two shots on target, whereas Dortmund managed seven strikes at Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal. The German side did, however, only pick up an xG of 0.63.

The jubilation at Dortmund doesn’t last long, however, as they are swiftly dumped out by PSG in the second leg.

Goncalo Ramos bagged twice in this one, including a late strike to kill the game off. That being said, they were never really under much pressure as Dortmund didn’t even manage a single shot on target – not the sort of performance you want in a do-or-die game.

Mbappe grabbed the assist for Ramos’ first goal and walked away with the Player of the Match award. Into the final go PSG, but will they get one last chance to face Real Madrid before their talisman jumps ship?

That sweet, sweet narrative.

Real Madrid will face PSG and Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League final after a comprehensive triumph over Bayern Munich in the second leg.

Three goals inside the first 24 minutes from Jude Bellingham, Nacho Fernandez and Eduardo Camavinga get the job done for Madrid, who have just 39% possession but completely dominate everywhere else on the stats sheet.

That’ll do it for Thomas Tuchel, whose time as Bayern manager comes to a disappointing end.


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