Soccer: Juve draws Monaco in CL semis (5)

Italian champions get luck of the draw

(ANSA) - Rome, April 21 - Juventus drew Monaco in the semi-finals of the Champions League Friday.
    The other semi-final will be between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
    Monaco is generally seen as the weakest of the four semi-finalists so it was a lucky draw for the Italian champions.
    Juve, who are going for a historic treble, beat Barcelona 3-0 in the quarter-finals.
    The Bianconeri and Real were immediately dubbed favourites to reach the final.
    Juve Vice President Pavel Nedved said Monaco "is a very young team, it runs hard and has nothing to lose, so it is a dangerous adversary.
    "But the Juve lads are very focused, their focus is on going as far as possible" "They showed that by not throwing an all-out party after going through against Barcelona".
    Nedved added that coach Massimilano Allegri was a "genius" and the club would be happy to offer him a three-year contract extension.
    "Let's continue along this way," said the former Juve and Lazio forward.
   

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