Football: Bayern to face Real Madrid, Atletico to play Chelsea

A combination of pictures taken and made on April 11, 2014, shows former Portuguese international football player and ambassador for the final in Lisbon, Luis Figo, holding up draw cards with the names of Spanish football club Real Madrid, German foo
A combination of pictures taken and made on April 11, 2014, shows former Portuguese international football player and ambassador for the final in Lisbon, Luis Figo, holding up draw cards with the names of Spanish football club Real Madrid, German football club Bayern Munchen, Spanish football club Club Atletico de Madrid and British football club Chelsea, during the draw for the semi-finals of the football Uefa Champions League at the Uefa headquarters in Nyon. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - Holders Bayern Munich and nine-time winners Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League semi-finals this month, following Friday's draw in Nyon.

In the other semi-final surprise Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid, the only one of the last four not to have won the title, will be up against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea - the 2012 winners.

Real Madrid and Atletico will both be at home in the first legs taking place on April 22/23.

Bayern are looking to become the first team to win the Champions League in it's present form back-to-back while Real are seeking to end a long wait to continue their collection having last won it in 2002. Chelsea are in the semi-finals for the seventh time in 11 seasons.

"What can I say? Bayern is an extraordinary organisation, one of the most prestigious teams in the world and the current champions," Real director Emilio Butragueno said on Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus.

"They have an extraordinary team both collectively and individually and without doubt they will be an extraordinary opponent for us. But it's the fourth semi-finals in a row for us and we are hopeful of making the final. We know it will be very tough but we have confidence in our players."