Maro Itoje in action against Leinster. Photo Courtesy/Saracens.

Saracens-Racing 92 to face-off in Champions Cup semis


Saracens are through to the Champions Cup semi-final after beating Leinster 25-17 in a quarterfinal match staged at Aviva Stadium on Stadium.

Leinster came to the clash having won the last 25 matches but their run came to an end in their own backyard despite scoring two converted tries against one.  Alex Goode scored three penalties in the opening 11 minutes for a 9-3 lead.

Elliot Daly added two penalties at the 24th and 27th minute to widen the gap.  The first try of the match game came at the 36th minute with Goode scoring and converting for 22-3 lead heading to break.

Andrew Porter would then give Leinster the opening try at the 48th minute while Jonathan Sexton added the extras.  Jordan Larmour added the second try at the 61st minute and Sexton conversion saw the hosts cut the gap to five points.

Goode scored a penalty at the 79th minute to send the side in the last four.  Saracens will tackle Racing 92 who beat Clermont Auvergne 36-27 at Stade Marcel-Michelin.

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Louis Dupichot and  Francois Trinh-Duc scored Racing tries. Teddy Iribaren added one conversion and six penalties while Maxime Machenaud added two more penalties. Clermont Auvergne tries came from Falgoux, Fofana, Matsushima and Penaud.

Saracens will travel to France to face Racing 92 on Saturday 26 September.

Champions Cup
Leinster 17-25 Saracens
Clermont 27-36 Racing

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