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Germany vs Spain twice over in UEFA semifinals

April 12, 2013

A screen shows the results of the draw for the Champions League semi-finals matches at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, April 12, 2013. — Photo by Reuters

NYON: It's Spain vs Germany twice over in the Champions League semifinals.    

Barcelona plays Bayern Munich in a clash of teams ranked by UEFA as the two best in Europe. Bayern hosts the first leg.

Real Madrid faces Borussia Dortmund in a repeat of their 1998 semifinal, when the Spanish side dethroned the reigning champion. Dortmund is at home first.

Friday's draw featured four former European champions who have combined to win 18 titles in the competition's 58-year history.

First-leg matches are on April 23 and 24. Return games are on April 30 and May 1.

The final is on May 25 at Wembley Stadium.