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Barcelona return for Pep Guardiola

by Sports reporter
24 Apr 2015 at 12:50hrs | Views
Barcelona have been drawn against Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.

The other last-four tie sees Juventus - in their first semi-final since 2003 - face Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid, the defending champions.

The first legs will be played on 5 and 6 May, with the return matches a week later.

Bayern boss Guardiola won 13 trophies as a manager - including the Champions League in 2009 and 2011 - during four years at Barcelona.

He has reached the Champions League semi-finals in each of his six seasons as a manager, four with Barca and now two with Bayern.

Barcelona and Bayern have met in eight previous European ties, all since 1996 - and Barcelona don't have good memories.

Their most recent meetings came in the 2012/13 semi-finals, when Bayern won 4-0 in Munich and 3-0 at the Camp Nou - the biggest aggregate victory in a UEFA Champions League semi-final.

Bayern also got the better of Barcelona in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup semi-finals, following a 2-2 first-leg draw in Munich with a 2-1 success at the Camp Nou.

Source - BBC