Two places in the Final, four sides from four different countries battling it out to get into the last two in the competition. Finally, the Europa League - which started way back in July 2016, is hotting up. Manchester United are the English representatives in the BTEC Champions League competition, and there are also sides from the Netherlands, France and Spain. Let battle commence.
If Carlsberg did decent Champions League semi-finals, then this Madrid derby would probably be one of them. Of course, other beers are available, but this one sees two young managers in Real’s Zinedine Zidane and Atleti’s Diego Simeone go head to head in this first leg tie in a bid to take on either Monaco or Juventus in the Final in Cardiff.
Race number four takes place this weekend in the F1 World Championships and this time it's over in Russia, Sochi to be more precise, as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and co all look for crucial points on the board.
Derbies galore are taking place across Europe this weekend. We've the big one over in Rome between Roma and Lazio, before taking in the Barcelona derby over in Spain. We've also got a huge match in France along with Napoli tackling Inter Milan, who are battling to gain a place in Europe by sneaking higher up the table in Serie A...
The good start to the season continued last weekend at Newbury and it was great to see BARNEY ROY justify all the confidence I had in him when winning the Greenham and all being well, will head to Newmarket for the Guineas. I see the Handicapper has put him up 24lbs which definitely rules him out of Handicaps anyway!
We have 16 runners heading to Sandown for the NH Finale as well as MIGHT BITE, SPRINTER SACRE and BUVEUR D’AIR all parading before racing so it will certainly be a busy day for all of us @sevenbarrows.
It's been a nice, steady introduction into this year's Punchestown Festival with no runners today and just the one tomorrow, but we'll get busier towards the end of the week with BRAIN POWER, BEAT THAT, and MY TENT OT YOURS, plus a few others, in action.