Champions League semi-finals: final four confirmed

All you need to know about the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi-finalists.

Spurs are through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1961/62
Spurs are through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1961/62 ©Getty Images

Ajax, Barcelona, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are this season's UEFA Champions League semi-finalists.

2018/19 semi-finals
Tottenham v Ajax: 30 April & 8 May
Barcelona v Liverpool: 1 & 7 May

Ajax (NED)

Highlights: Juventus 1-2 Ajax
Highlights: Juventus 1-2 Ajax

UEFA ranking: 20
This season: P16 W9 D6 L1 F32 A14 (including qualifying)
Top scorer: Dušan Tadić (6, or 9 including qualifying)
Last semi-final: 1996/97, L2-6 v Juventus
European Cup semi-final record: W6 L2
European Cup best: winners x4 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1995)
Top #UCLfantasy scorer: Dušan Tadić (55 points)

Why they might win it: They dethroned champions Real Madrid, and then stopped Cristiano Ronaldo in his tracks, so what else is left to fear?

Barcelona (ESP)

Highlights: Barcelona 3-0 Man. United
Highlights: Barcelona 3-0 Man. United

UEFA ranking: 2
This season: P10 W7 D3 L0 F23 A6
Top scorer: Lionel Messi (10)
Last semi-final: 2014/15, W5-3 v Bayern München
European Cup semi-final record: W7 L8
European Cup best: winners x5 (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Top #UCLfantasy scorer: Lionel Messi (64 points)

Why they might win it: Messi has never had to wait more than four years between European titles – why start now?

Liverpool (ENG)

Highlights: Porto 1-4 Liverpool
Highlights: Porto 1-4 Liverpool

UEFA ranking: 11
This season: P10 W6 D1 L3 F18 A9
Top scorer: Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah (4)
Last semi-final: 2017/18, W7-6 v Roma
European Cup semi-final record: W8 L2
European Cup best: winners x5 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005)
Top #UCLfantasy scorer: Mohamed Salah (49 points)

Why they might win it: Last season's runners-up have lost none of their attacking edge, but now have added steel at the back.

Tottenham (ENG)

Highlight: Spurs pip City in epic
Highlight: Spurs pip City in epic

UEFA ranking: 18
This season: P10 W5 D2 L3 F17 A14
Top scorer: Harry Kane (5)
Last semi-final: 1961/62, L3-4 v Benfica
European Cup semi-final record: W0 L1
European Cup best: semi-finals (1962)
Top #UCLfantasy scorer: Christian Eriksen (39)

Why they might win it: Having eliminated both Dortmund and Manchester City, this looks to be a side primed for knockout football.

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