Champions League semi-final draw - LIVE: Will Chelsea, Atletico Madrid Bayern Munich and Real Madrid face? - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League semi-final draw - LIVE: Will Chelsea, Atletico Madrid Bayern Munich and Real Madrid face?



BY JACK DE MENEZES
by Jack de Menezes

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Champions League semi-final draw, brought to you from the Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

With just four teams remaining, the battle for European supremacy is reaching the business end. Who will triumph out of Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone and their respective teams?

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Follow the latest news and updates below...
  • News at a glance:
    • Semi-final draw: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich; Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
    • The semi-final first legs take place on April 22/23 and second legs on April 29/30
    • Europa League draw: Sevilla v Valencia; Benfica v Juventus
    4/11/2014 9:01:41 AM
  • Real Madrid's Luka Modric is ready to take on anyone in the last-four:

    4/11/2014 8:42:16 AM
  • So who do Chelsea fans want to face in the semi-final? Another meeting with Bayern to replicate the 2012 final? How about Mourinho's former club Real Madrid - not much love lost there. Or the underdogs Atletico Madrid, who could shock all pre-season expectations and claim a La Liga and Champions League double? Let us know with the 'Make a Comment' button below or by using the Twitter hastag #UCLdraw
    4/11/2014 9:14:40 AM
  • Pre-draw expectations:

    4/11/2014 9:16:04 AM
  • Like the quarter-finals, we'll see the friendly faces of Uefa chief executive Gianni Infantino and former Champions League winner Luis Figo, who is the official ambassador for the Lisbon 2014 final. 
    4/11/2014 9:17:49 AM
  • Here's how the draw will work:
    All teams can face each other as there is no longer any restrictions like the last-16 draw.
    The first team drawn in each tie will play at home on April 22/23
    The second team drawn in each tie will play at home on April 29/30
    The Europa League semi-final draw will follow after, with Benfica, Juventus, Sevilla and Valencia in the running for the final.
    4/11/2014 9:24:36 AM
  • 4/11/2014 9:26:11 AM
  • For the first time in Champions League history, Madrid will have two team's in the draw for the semi-finals. Will Real secure their much-desired 10th crown, or can Atletico claim a maiden Champions League title?
    There were celebrations, but they were short-lived. There were certainly no champagne corks popping just yet. This is Real Madrid, a club with high expectations and those expectations usually amount to winning the Champions League year after year. This year is no different. Instead, most of the Champions League bathing was being done in the red and white half of the city, mainly down by the Manzanares river that runs to the south of Madrid and alongside Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon stadium. Atleti are hoping to move to a brand-new stadium in the coming seasons but on Wednesday night their famous old home base enjoyed one of its greatest nights. Koke’s fifth-minute goal had Diego Simeone’s side 2-1 up on aggregate against Barcelona and that’s the way it stayed to see Barca crash out and Los Colchoneros deservedly progress to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in 40 years.
    To read more from Nicolas Rigg in Madrid, CLICK HERE.
    4/11/2014 9:32:11 AM
  • Seems a number of you are favouring a Chelsea-Atletico draw. Is that a wise choice given Atletico's impressive form of late?

    4/11/2014 9:35:50 AM
  • With a look at the vote, there's no clear front-runner as of yet. Is this the tightest Champions League race in history? It's hard to think of a closer one...
    4/11/2014 9:39:53 AM
  • Appears Uefa have ruled that any attempt by Chelsea to prevent Thibault Courtois playing for Atletico against his parent club will be rejected:

    4/11/2014 9:44:54 AM
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