Champions League Semi-Final Draw Results: El Clasico Final?
The 2015 UEFA Champions League semi-final draw was held in Nyon and now we know which teams will square off for a chance at advancing to the final.
The chances for an El Clasico final remain intact after Barcelona was draw against Bayern Munich in one semi-final while Real Madrid was draw against Juventus in the other semi-final.
UEFA Champions League semi-final #1 - Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich. #UCL— Football.com (@FootballcomIntl) April 24, 2015
UEFA Champions League semi-final #2 - Juventus vs. Real Madrid. #UCL— Football.com (@FootballcomIntl) April 24, 2015
Barcelona will be the home team for its first leg match against Bayern and Juventus will be the home team for its first leg match against Real.
The defending European champions enter the semi-final after a late goal from Javier Hernandez lifted Real over Atletico Madrid in their quarterfinal matchup. Meanwhile, perhaps the two hottest teams in all of football - Barcelona and Bayern - will meet in what will undoubtedly be one of the most highly anticipated semi-final matchups in years.
Pep Guardiola's side manhandled FC Porto in the second leg of their quarterfinal after limping out to a slow start in the first game. Barcelona had no trouble dispatching PSG in the round of eight and enters the semi-final with a ton of momentum.
Champions League first legs will take place on 5/6 May, with the return legs on 12/13 May. #UCL— Football.com (@FootballcomIntl) April 24, 2015
But what about Juventus? Yes, the Italian squad was considered the weakest of the group heading into the draw, and perhaps a matchup with Real does them no favors.
However, you can bet that Carlos Tevez and company will be ready for the challenge that awaits them against the defending champions.
What do you think of the two semi-final matchups?