The reigning European champions Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich have been paired with Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, while Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will meet Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid who knocked the Catalan club, Barcelona FC in the last round thanks to Koke’s early goal.
Final before the final: Guardiola returns to the Santiago Bernabeu
The current European champions looking to become the first team to defend the title in the Champions League, but along the way stands Real Madrid, which thrown “all the cards” on the win of the European title. The meeting between these two teams will be epic, crash of the two best clubs in Europe at this time.
On one side we have the Spanish armada led by Ronaldo, Bale, Modric, and on the opposite Ribery, Robben, Mandzukic under Pep Guardiola, who after more than two years later is returning to the Bernabeu. Bavarians have a positive score against Real Madrid so far.
In 20 matches played against Bayern won 11 times, with two draws and seven defeats. The last time these two teams met was also in the semi-finals, then Jose Mourinho led Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Jupp Heynckes. German team went through to the finals after a penalty shootout.
New clash between Simeone and Mourinho, Chelsea fears of Diego Costa
Will the cunning Jose Mourinho outsmart a new coaching star Diego Simeone? The Portuguese manager desperately needs a new trophy, because it is likely that this season Chelsea will win not the English championship, so the Champions League trophy is the only real trophy that Blues could raise.
Interestingly, Mourinho on the farewell of Real Madrid wanted to go with the cup Copa del Rey trophy, but his intention stopped Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone. It was in May last year, and Mou returns to Madrid to face a former city rivals.
Otherwise, the UEFA before this draw have made a decision according to which Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on a loan in Atletico can play for Atletico Madrid, without the three million euros which the Spanish club suppose to pay to Chelsea , in the agreement between these two clubs.
22.04. Atletico Madrid – Chelsea
23.04. Real Madrid – Bayern
29.04. Bayern Munich – Real Madrid
30.04. Chelsea – Atletico Madrid