The Champions League semi-final table will offer many firsts of the week in Lisbon.
First, for the first time since 2005 (a time when they were still far from sharing the Ballon d’Or every year), neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will take part in these semi-finals.
No Spanish team, only since 2007
In the radius of the statistics, more then emerged a lease on the strengths of presence: the absence of the Spanish club at this level of the competition. Atlético and Barça eliminated, as did Real and Valencia in the previous round, and La Liga has only one team still competing on the European stage: Sevilla in the semi-finals of the Europa League. But since 2007, the Iberian clubs have weighed no less than seven Champions League victories.
Finally, and this time it is completely new, three German coaches are guaranteed to take part in the celebration: Thomas Tuchel with PSG, Julian Nagelsmann with Leipzig and Hansi Flick with Bayern. The last representative will be either French or Spanish.