- Bayern to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League semi-final.
- The Bavarians will play the first leg in Madrid with the return match at the Allianz Arena.
- The other semi-final pitches ten-time champions Real Madrid against Manchester City.
FC Bayern München, the Bundesliga's sole remaining representative in European competition this season, have been drawn against Club Atletico de Madrid in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. bundesliga.com brings you the draw itself as well as reaction to Borussia Dortmund's heart-breaking defeat at Liverpool FC on Thursday...
Earlier this week...
All times CEST unless otherwise stated
Tuesday, 12 April: Real Madrid CF 3-0 VfL Wolfsburg (agg. 3-2) - match report
Wednesday, 13 April: SL Benfica 2-2 FC Bayern (agg. 2-3) - match report
Thursday, 14 April: Liverpool FC 4-3 Borussia Dortmund (agg. 5-4) - match report
That brings an end to our UCL draw coverage. Bayern are the Bundesliga's last man standing in Europe, but they'll have to get past Club Aletico de Madrid if they're to reach the final in Milan and add to their five Champions League crowns. Roll on 27 April!
11:45 - BAYERN WILL FACE ATLETICO
11:30 - Underway in Nyon!
The ceremony has begun! Very soon we'll find out who out of Atletico, Real Madrid or Man City is the next opponent for FC Bayern in the Champions League.
11:09 - Hummels: 'I thought we'd win the competition'
What does your exit from the Europa League mean for the remainder of the season?" Mats Hummels was asked last night. His reply:
"That's exactly right: the defeat was self-inflicted - nothing else. We also didn't play well in the first leg and made mistakes. A lot was made of how well Liverpool defended last week, but they didn't do that [in the second leg] and we didn't do enough to take advantage. At the end of the day, it's a massive disappointment. It was our most realistic chance of winning a title this season. I actually thought we were going to win the competition, so it's obviously a massive setback."
10:13 - Vidal the key?
Arturo Vidal has arguably been Bayern's best player recently. The Chilean scored twice on international duty recently and then netted in each leg of the quarter-final win over Benfica, and his hunger and all-action style gives Bayern an added edge.
"I think you can tell that he hasn't won the Champions League yet," says Philipp Lahm of the midfielder who lost last year's Champions League final with Juventus. "He makes use of all his qualities. He runs extremely hard and goes for the challenges He invests a lot of energy in these games and infects the team with it.”
09:44 - Road to Milan
Bayern have fallen at the semi-final hurdle to Spanish opposition in each of the last two seasons, but will they be dancing to Milan come May?
09:22 - Tuchel: 'We're left feeling very empty'
Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel had the following to say after his side crashed out:"It feels very sobering. Now we feel very, very empty. We were on the verge of a major aim, a real milestone: overcoming Liverpool at Anfield in a knockout match. We must face the fact that we did not manage it. We must be fair and admit that after going 3-1 up we no longer coped with how much risk Liverpool were playing with. The trust in our ways of operating was no longer so high, especially under stress and pressure. And thus the worst-case scenario occurred. We had a significant cushion but lost the second half 4-1. That is far below the standards that we set ourselves."
09:00 CEST Friday mourning
Wow... waking up the next morning doesn't seem to make a difference: how do you quite get your head around Dortmund's 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last night?? BVB led 2-0 inside nine minutes and 3-1 in the second half, but the Reds rallied to score four second-half goals and dump Thomas Tuchel's men out of the competition.