Manchester City were on Friday drawn to play Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League while Atletico Madrid will face the Spaniard’s Bayern Munich.
Pep Guardiola will take over as City boss next season and is in his swansong after three years at Bayern having steered the Bavarian giants to the last four in Europe on each of his three years in charge.
Atletico, the Diego Simeone-coached team that knocked out defending champions Barcelona in the quarter-finals, and Bayern have previously met once in European action, in the 1974 final, the Bundesliga side running out 4-0 winners in the replay following an initial 1-1 draw.
Atletico Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski said the Bundesliga team would be wary of Atletico. “@Atleti did show the strength in the match with Barcelona. We must maintain maximum concentration,” the Polish international tweeted.
Bayern’s Spain international Javi Martinez added: “That will be a difficult game against a strong opponent.”