The FA Cup 2021-22 semi-finals begin with Manchester City taking on seven-time winners Liverpool at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City qualified for their third successive FA Cup semi-final as they beat Southampton 4-1 in the quarters. Liverpool, on the other hand, will play in a FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since the 2014/15 season, where they lost 1-2 to Aston Villa.
Having played out a riveting 2-2 draw in the Premier League over the weekend, Manchester City and Liverpool will clash in the FA Cup for just the fourth time.
The Reds enjoy a 100 per cent record against the Cityzens in the FA Cup. The Merseysiders walked away with a 1-0 win in their last FA Cup meeting back in 2003.
The second FA Cup 2021-22 semi-final, meanwhile, sees Chelsea play Crystal Palace. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, for starters, were recently involved in the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 quarter-finals where their title defence ended at the hands of Real Madrid.
The Blues have qualified for four finals in the last five FA Cup campaigns and will look to continue the trend against a Palace team which they have beaten in their last nine head-to-head matches across all competitions.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, reached their first FA Cup semi-finals since the 2015/16 season. The Eagles are enjoying a fine season under the management of Patrick Vieira and are aiming to secure their maiden FA Cup triumph over Chelsea.
Chelsea and Crystal Palace have met just once in the FA Cup, with the former registering a 4-1 win in their fifth round clash in the 1969/70 season.
FA Cup 2021-22 semi-finals schedule and live India match start times
All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
|Date and Day
|Saturday, April 16
|Manchester City vs Liverpool
|8:00 PM IST
|Sunday, April 17
|Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
|9:00 PM IST
Where to watch the FA Cup 2021-22 semi-finals live in India?
The FA Cup 2021-22 semi-finals, including Manchester City vs Liverpool, will be telecast on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the FA Cup 2021-22 semi-finals in India will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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