In Champions League semi-finals: Bayern Munich to face Barcelona

Bayern Munich will face Barcelona in the semi finals of the Champions League, while Real Madrid have been paired with Borussia Dortmund. The Bavarians have claimed the continent’s top prize on four previous occasions and are desperate to atone for defeat in last year’s tournament decider against Chelsea. However, to do so they will have to go through Barca, who are seeking their third Champions League title in five seasons. The two sides will first meet at the Allianz Arena before locking horns again in Catalunya a week later.

The other semi final sees Madrid renew hostilities with Dortmund, whom they faced in this year’s group stages, Jurgen Klopp’s men upsetting los Blancos at Signal Iduna Park in October before picking up a precious point at the Santiago Bernabeu just a couple of weeks later. However, los Blancos, who will host the second leg, are bidding for their 10th European Cup, while boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to became the first coach to lift the trophy with three different clubs, having previously prevailed with Porto and Inter.