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Champions League draw - LIVE!
Goal takes you through the semi-final draw in Nyon, Switzerland as Europe's elite discover their fate ...

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So that just about wraps it up for me here. We're still in full flow covering the fallout from the draw though, so stick with Goal for lots more interesting reaction and analysis.

From me, Keeghann Sinanan, it's goodbye.

12:19 BST


Some more reaction coming in from Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm.

"The top two teams will play each other. These games are worthy of being the final. You only have one goal when you are in the semi-final - to reach the final at all costs."

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According to Sky, Chelsea executive Ron Gourlay has confirmed that Thibaut Courtois will be able to face his parent club.

"The loan was arranged at the start of the season and it's quite simple. Thibaut can play against Chelsea, that was never in doubt," said Gourlay.

"Regarding Uefa's statement that came out, we'll evaluate that in due course over the next 24-48 hours. But as far as Chelsea's concerned we've complied with loan rules. As far as the player concerned, he can play against Chelsea, if selected by them of course."

12:13 BST


Some more juicy stuff for you to sink your teeth into. We've ranked the four sides fighting for the Champions League trophy ahead of what promises to be a magnificent semi final catalog.

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There's only been two previous meetings between Chelsea and Atletico in the Champions League, with both matches occurring in the group stages of 2009-10. Chelsea won one and drew the other, part of their impressive 15-match unbeaten streak against Spanish opposition (W6 D9).

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Lots of history between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in this competition. The two teams of course met at this stage of the tournament in 2011-12, with a penalty shootout sending the German side to the final.

Both sides also squared off in 2006-07, where Roy Makaay, then on the books of Bayern, scored the fastest ever goal in Champions League history, with 10.12 seconds on the clock in the second leg of their round of 16 clash. Bayern were victorious on that occasion too.

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It also promises to be a real grind-it-out affair of the highest order between Atletico and Chelsea. Paulo Ferreira, who represented the English club at the draw, had this to say.

"It will be a difficult game with a 50-50 chance of reaching the final. Atletico had a wonderful game against Barcelona and they deserve to be in the semi-finals."

11:55 BST


Earlier quotes from Emilio Butragueno, the Real Madrid representative in Nyon, who recognises the challenge at hand.

"A lot of confidence in the players but it will be extremely tough against Bayern. Of course I hope Real Madrid reach the final and win."

11:52 BST


And some big news coming out of Uefa's camp. The Courtois situation has taken another twist - with Atletico allowed to field the keeper without penalty after all.

Atletico’s president Enrique Cerezo had earlier revealed that the club could not afford a potential €10 million fee for fielding the on-loan Chelsea keeper against his parent club.

But Uefa has laid the smack down, releasing a thinly veiled statement that renders such a clause “null, void and unenforceable.”

11:50 BST


First order of business - we've got the specifics of the Champions League semi finals, the teams and dates, all lined up.

11:45 BST


That's it from Nyon as Infantino brings a close to proceedings. But we've only just begun to cut our teeth here. Plenty more analysis still to come.

11:43 BST


And the last formality of the draw takes place, as the winner of semi final one - Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich - has been drawn as the operational 'home' team for the final at the Estadio Da Luz.

11:40 BST


What a superb set of matches to come! Before we dive into the post-draw reaction and analysis, a reminder that both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will be playing the first leg as the home team, at the Bernabeu and the Vicente Calderon respectively. A banner midweek on the cards for the Spanish capital.

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11:32 BST


And after Figo does what he's paid to do, extolling the virtues of Lisbon as a final host city, it's draw time folks...

11:30 BST


After another highlight reel showcasing the path to the semis of the four remaining contestants, Infantino presses Figo for his pick of the litter.

The former Portugal winger seems most impressed with the progress of Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid, but cautions that they might lack the experience of the other three. He's chided for his diplomacy by Infantino in a shining moment from the Uefa general secretary.

11:28 BST


Luis Figo is in the house after all, and duly takes his place to assist in the final draw. Turns out he was smarter than us, taking note of the procedure change from the quarter final draw - where the Champions League was drawn first and the Europa League second.

Or maybe Uefa decided to do their final ambassador a solid and switch the order so he could get in on time...

11:25 BST


The briefest of interludes as the Uefa crew switch stages. We now move on to the  Champions League draw.

11:23 BST


The winner of semi final one - Sevilla vs Valencia - will be considered the 'home' team for the final in Turin on May 14. It's purely an operational designation, as Infantino is at pains to remind us.