With two-time winners Saracens and Munster Rugby facing off in less than two weeks in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, we take a look back at their previous last four clash in Europe’s elite competition in 2017.
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell kicked 16 points as the English side took a step towards a second successive Champions Cup with a comfortable 26-10 win in Dublin.
The Irish province dominated the first half possession and territory but could not convert that into points, trailing 6-3 at the interval after two Farrell penalties and one from Munster fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal.
Saracens prop Mako Vunipola was bundled over the line for the game’s first five-pointer, before Farrell kicked two further penalties to extend the visitors’ lead at the Aviva Stadium in front of a near sell-out 51,300 crowd.
They pulled further clear through a try from utility back Chris Wyles and despite a consolation score from Munster No.8 CJ Stander, Saracens eased to a third European Cup final in four seasons.
In that final Saracens clinched a second European crown with a 28-17 victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne at BT Murrayfield, with tries from wing Chris Ashton, lock George Kruis and full-back Alex Goode.
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) April 4, 2019