Champions League set for format change

The UEFA Champions League is set to change the format by removing the semi-final matches.

The current format sees the semi-final match played on two legs, one on the land of one of the teams, and the other on the land of the other team, but the Times reported that the format may change soon.

Reports indicate that UEFA is considering changing the format of the last two matches of the Champions League. Both the semi-finals and finals will take place in one mini-tournament in one city over the course of a week if the proposal goes ahead.

The current format has been in place since 1955 with teams Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Villarreal remaining in competition; City and Liverpool are currently leading in the first leg before the final group for Paris.