Nyon - After tearing FC Porto asunder, the Bundesliga's last man standing in Europe - FC Bayern München - found out who they will face in the semi-finals of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.

Competition dark horses Juventus, holders Real Madrid CF and Pep Guardiola's first love, FC Barcelona were all in the pot, and bundesliga.com brought you live coverage of the all-important draw from Nyon.


So that was bundesliga.com's live coverage of the UEFA Champions League semi-final draw. Bayern will travel to Catalonia on Wednesday 6 May before welcoming Barca to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday 12 May. A mouth-watering tie to look forward to!


Should they progress, Bayern will be considered - for operational purposes - the away team in the 2015/16 Champions League final.

More of the same

Paul Breitner, Bayern ambassador, believes Bayern will have to play as well as they did in that blistering first half against Porto over two legs to get the better of Barca in the last four.

FC Bayern draw FC Barcelona

The first semi-final will be played at Camp Nou, with Pep Guardiola hosting his former charges at the Allianz Arena a week later. FC Juventus tackle holders Real Madrid in the second semi-final.

'Berlin very excited'

Karl-Heinz Riedle, who lifted the trophy in 1997 with Borussia Dortmund, tells Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary, that the city of Berlin can't wait to host this season's Champions League final. He goes on to say that, "everybody can win it. you need a bit of luck on the day."

Away we go!

The draw's under way in Nyon...

No preference

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says, "We don't have a preference. Perhaps we're not exactly the team the rest want to face either."

Test run

As usual, there's a mock draw, with Bayern paired Juventus in that one. What an intriguing tie that'd be by the way: the competition's leading scorers against the tournament's meanest defence. Bayern have scored 30, while Juve have conceded just five.

Postive record

Bayern's previous results against all three potential semi-final opponents stand bode well...

  • Against Barcelona (W5, D2, L1)
    • Against Juventus (W4, D1, L3)
      • Against Real Madrid (W11,D2, L9)

Draw procedure

Just a few things to point out...

  • It's an open draw, so there are no seedings, while clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other.

    • The side drawn first will play the first leg at home on 5/6 May and the second leg away on 12/13 May.

      • An additional draw will determine whether the winner of semi-final 1 or the winner of semi-final 2 will be considered, for administrative purposes, the home team in the final on Saturday 6 June.

Semi-final record

Despite suffering a 5-0 aggregate defeat to Real last season, Bayern's record in the last four of the competition makes for pretty impressive reading...

  • Real Madrid - W13, L12
    • FC Bayern - W10, L6
      • Juventus FC - W7, L3
        • FC Barcelona - W6, L8

          They thrashed Barcelona 7-0 over two legs in the 2012/13 semis remember, having beaten Juventus 2-0 at home and away in the quarters-finals.

The prospect of competing for the 2014/15 Champions League crown in Germany's historic capital is an added incentive for Bayern. The Bavarians have celebrated back-to-back DFB Cup triumphs in Berlin and also wrapped up the Bundesliga title in record time at the Olympiastadion with victory over Hertha last March. We should also point out that Guardiola's side are gunning for a league, cup and Champions League treble.

Paul Breitner, who lifted the European Cup with Bayern in 1973/74 and was a runner-up again in 1981/82, believes the men from Munich are good enough to go all the way to this year's final in Berlin. "We hit our real form in the second leg compared to the game in Porto," he told Sky Sports News HD. "If we can produce the form we showed at home to Porto over both legs in the semi-final we’ll reach the final. I'd like to see us drawn against Juve or Real Madrid."

Five-time winners Bayern are in the semi-final pot for the fourth consecutive season. They were beaten finalists in 2011/12, won an unprecedented treble in 2012/13 and lost in the semis to eventual winners Real last term. Los Galacticos hold the record for the most European Cup/Champions League title wins with ten. Barcelona have four and Juventus two.

It's fair to say the other teams in the mix will be shaking in their collective boots at the thought of facing the Bundesliga leaders in the last four. Bayern had it all to do after losing their quarter-final first leg 3-1 in Oporto, but hit back hard and fast at fortress Allianz Arena, scoring five first-half goals on their way to a headline-grabbling 6-1 success. Oh, and that was without the likes of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger. You can feel the trembles...