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Champions League draw: Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid meet Chelsea


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Champions League draw: Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid meet Chelsea

German giants Bayern Munich will play nine-times champions Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League following Friday’s draw in Nyon.

Bayern, bidding to become the first club to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era, will face los Merengues at the Santiago Bernabeu in the opening game before playing Carlo Ancelotti’s side at the Allianz Arena.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will go head-to-head in the second semi-final with the draw putting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois up against his parent club.

The two outfits agreed the Belgian would not feature against each other, but UEFA have indicated that agreements between clubs would not be valid for the Champions League.

While the Blues are in their seventh semi-final in the last 10 years, the Spaniards have not reached this stage of the competition since 1974.

The final will take place at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Saturday 24 May.

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