UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw
Hello, and welcome to London, the host venue for the UEFA Champions League Final. Today is a big day for four teams, in the Semi-Final draw. They will find out their fate and who they will have to beat in order to reach the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, in which 90,000 fans will be able to watch one of the greatest games in the world. Four teams currently remain in the competition.
FC Bayern Munchen
England are represented with three teams in the draw this year, with only German side FC Bayern Munchen interrupting the show. So there will definitely be one English team playing at Wembley this year, but will it be an all English final this year? We will find out now, as the draw gets under way. Please welcome Edgar Davids and Pippo Inzaghi to draw the teams in this years, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw, live in Wembley.
Thank you. What a wonderful evening to draw some fabulous fixtures. The first team, are the currently Capital One Cup holders, and leaders of the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United. Manchester United are currently on track to scoop a record 20th Premier League victory, after already winning the Capital One Cup earlier this year. The reds are also in contention to win the FA Cup, with the final to be played soon, also at Wembley.
And the team to face Manchester United will be, FC Bayern Munchen
, of Germany, the current leaders of the Bundesliga. FC Bayern Munchen last won the Champions League in 2001, but finished as runners up in both 2010 and 2012, so will be looking to finally win the trophy back soon.
Arsenal and Chelsea will be the next fixture then, with a London derby, but who will take the home advantage in the first leg? Arsenal FC
. Arsenal FC will be at home for the first leg of what should be a brilliant game. Arsenal FC are yet to win the Champions League, but finished as runners up in 2006. They haven't won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005, but will hope to change that this year.
Meaning Chelsea FC
will be the final team in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw, taking a trip down the road to the Emirates first. It will surely be two great games! Chelsea FC are the current holders of the UEFA Champions League, beating FC Bayern Munchen in the final. Could history repeat itself again?
So, there we have it. Manchester United vs FC Bayern Munchen
and Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC
will be the fixtures for this years semi final. Thank you to Edgar Davids and Pippo Inzaghi for your help. Good luck to all four teams in their draws.
Manchester United vs FC Bayern Munchen
Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC