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Wembley Awaits: FA Cup Semis Set for Thrilling Weekend

FA Cup Semi-Finals: Wembley Showdowns Ignite the Road to the Final

Wembley Stadium braces itself for a football extravaganza this weekend as the FA Cup semi-finals roll into town. Sporting giants Manchester City and Chelsea clash on Saturday, followed by Coventry City’s duel with Manchester United on Sunday. These matchups not only highlight the intensity of the competition but also set the stage for what promises to be a thrilling journey to the final.

High Stakes for Chelsea and City

At 17:15 BST on Saturday, the air will be electric as Chelsea attempt to secure a final berth for the sixth time in eight years. They face a formidable obstacle in Manchester City, the defending champions. Broadcast live on BBC One and various BBC platforms from 16:45, this encounter is the weekend’s premier event. The season’s earlier meetings between these two titans ended in high-scoring draws, setting the scene for another explosive battle.

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Coventry’s Underdog Story

Sunday’s fixture sees Coventry City take on Manchester United at 15:30, a match set to capture the hearts of neutrals. Airing on ITV1 and associated channels, Coventry, currently eighth in the Championship, dreams of a repeat of their 1987 glory. “If the games are level after 90 minutes, they will be decided extra time then penalties,” a reminder of the high stakes involved.

Eyes on the Prize

All eyes are inevitably drawn towards the ultimate prize, with the final slated for 25 May at Wembley. As anticipation builds, commentary on both matches will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live, ensuring fans don’t miss a beat.

This weekend, Wembley is not just a venue but a battleground where dreams are made and dashed. The FA Cup semi-finals are not merely games; they are monumental battles that pave the storied Road to the Final. Be sure to tune in and witness history in the making.

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