Bayern Munich vs Barcelona and Dortmund vs Real Madrid in Champions League Semifinals 2012-13

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The semifinal draw for the 2012/2013 Champions League provided for the possibility of an El Clasico final at Wembley as Barcelona were drawn against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund. Bayern and Dortmund will host the first legs ( to be played on April 23 and 24, 2013) while the return legs will be held on 30 April and 1 May, 2013.
Barcelona have never lost a European knockout tie to German opposition and beat Bayern 5-1 on aggregate when the two sides met in the 2008-09 edition of the Champions League in the last eight, including a spectacular 4-0 first half demolition of the Bavarians at the Nou Camp. They also beat Bayern 2-0 in a pre-season friendly in the Audi Cup in 2011
Madrid and Dortmund, of course met in the group stages earlier this season with Dortmund prevailing 2-1 in Germany and holding Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu.
UCL Semifinal Draw
The draw for the Europa League semifinals pitted Fenerbahce against Benfica, with Chelsea drawn against Basel, who knocked out Tottenham on penalties.

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