Champions League semi-final draw: Barcelona and Real Madrid kept apart

Champions League semi-final draw: Real Madrid could face Barcelona in the final after two clubs are kept apart in Friday's draw

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The Champions League semi-final draw took place on Friday Photo: The Sport Review

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A Barcelona v Real Madrid Champions League final remains a possibility after the two Spanish giants were kept apart in Friday’s semi-final draw.

Barcelona will face last year’s runners-up Bayern Munich for a place at Wembley, while Real Madrid will take on Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona booked their place in the last four thanks to an away-goals triumph over Paris Saint Germain, with their quarter-final tied 3-3 on aggregate.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, secured their spot following a 5-3 win over Turkish outfit Galatasaray.

Recently-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich made it through after an impressive 4-0 aggregate triumph over Serie A champions Juventus.

And Borussia Dortmund just edged into the last four thanks to a dramatic 3-2 win over Malaga in Germany on Tuesday.

The Champions League semi-final first legs will be played on 23 and 24 April, with the return legs set to take place on 30 April and 1 May.

Champions League semi-final draw in full

Bayern Munich v Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid

Champions League: Did you know?

• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona’s 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012. Eight players, including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Bayern München’s Mario Gomez on matchday eight last season.

• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete having been aged 43 years 252 days when he featured against Real Madrid on matchday six of the 2007-08 edition.

• Ryan Giggs is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 37 years and 289 days, in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at Benfica on 14 September 2011.

• Messi has finished as the leading scorer in the competition in the last four seasons.

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