11:00: Champions League semi-final draw

  • Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid await draw.
  • Ties to be played on 5/6 and 12/13 May.
  • Final in Berlin on 6 June.
  • Europa League draw scheduled afterwards.
Champions League draw
Four of Europe\'s heavyweight clubs await their fate in Nyon. Getty Images

Well that brings an end to our coverage of the semi-final draw. Two tasty ties to look forward to ahead of the final in Berlin. We will have live coverage of those games next month but until then goodbye.


Somewhat irrelevantly, the winner of the Juventus/Real Madrid tie will be the home side in Berlin on 6 June. It makes little difference of course, so why Uefa choose to make this draw in public I have no idea.


Without wanting to belittle Juve-Real, there is little doubt the attention is fully on the other tie with Barcelona playing Bayern Munich. The best attack in the world in Suarez, Messi and Neymar against the best goalkeeper in Manuel Neuer. One of the best managers in Pep Guardiola against a young pretender in Luis Enrique. It has the makings of a potential classic.


The plum tie sees Barcelona face Bayern Munich in what is a mouth-watering semi-final clash. Pep Guardiola face former side Barca for a place in the final, the first time the Spaniard will have managed against his boyhood club.

In the other tie. Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti returns to Juventus in a repeat of the 1998 final. With the reigning champions away first, you have to give the 10-time winners the advantage there.


Juventus v Real Madrid


Barcelona v Bayern Munich


A nicely compiled video profiling our four semi-finalists. These are the moments the British teams realise the improvement they have to make to be at this stage again. These four teams have been streets ahead of the rest.


Quiet irrelevantly, the winner of Napoli and Dnipro will be the home side in the final in Warsaw on 27 May. Now, onto the Champions League draw.....


Napoli v Dnipro and Sevilla v Fiorentina in the Europa League semi-final. Two nice ties and the two favourites kept apart with Napoli and holders Sevilla in opposite halves of the draw.


So Uefa have stitched us up a little by re-ordering the draws, with the Europa League now going first, against tradition it must be said. Infantino is now running through the draw procedure for the Europa League. Brilliant.


News from Uefa that the Europa League draw will be conducted first. Here is our live coverage of the draw in the hands of Tony Mogan.


There is no video feed for the draw this afternoon so all I can do is pass on the comment of Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino: "Well, we are now reaching the climax of this season's two major European club competitions. In each competition, we are just four matches away from knowing the identity of the teams who will contest the finals – firstly, the UEFA Europa League final at the National Stadium in Warsaw on 27 May, and then, the UEFA Champions League final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on 6 June.


As we wait for proceedings to get under way, a quick review of how each side got to the last four.

Barcelona overcame Paris Saint Germain thanks to a fine individual performance from Luis Suarez in the first leg, with two goals in the French capital before the Catalan giants swept aside Laurent Blanc's side in the second leg thanks to Neymar's double

Bayern Munich had to come from behind to beat FC Porto in their quarter-final, but they did so in breathtaking fashion, scoring five first half goals in the second leg as the Portuguese side were swept aside. Thomas Muller was the chief tormentor.

Juventus edged through to the last four virtue of Arutro Vidal's first leg penalty against Monaco, while the Italian champions ground out a goalless second leg draw to book their passage into the semi-final.

Reigning champions Real Madrid were similarly dogged in their quarter-final as they saw off city rivals Atletico Madrid via Javier Hernandez's late goal following two games where defensive stubbornness prevailed.


And then there were four. A stellar European football quartet make up the line-up for the semi-final of the Champions League and we head to Nyon to discover what each side must do to reach the final in Berlin on 6 June. Bayern Munich and Barcelona went through in a flourish while Real Madrid and Juventus edge through after 1-0 wins on aggregate, but what relevance will that have come the last four stage? Just the 21 European Cups and 37 appearances in finals between these four sides so either way we're in for a fascinating final knock-out round next month. The draw is just moments away.