MADRID, Germany (Sporting Alert) — Heavy hitters Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich, while Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

The UEFA Champions League draw was made on Friday.

Many had visioned a Real Madrid versus Bayern Munich final, but a semi-final matchup between the two sides will provide the same kind of interest for football fans.

The defending champions and five-times winners Bayern Munich, beatManchester United over the two legs in the quarter-final, while Real Madrid defeated Borussia Dortmund in their clash.

After knocking of PSG in the home and away battle, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side has been paired against an on form Atletico Madrid side, knocked out fellow Spanish La Liga outfits Barcelona in the quarter-finals this week.

The first legs of the semi-finals will take place on April 22 and 23, with the return legs taking place the following week.

The winners of each semis will face-off in the final, which will be played on Saturday May 24 in Lisbon.


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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