It will be a repeat of the 1974 European Cup final as Atlético Madrid take on Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League.
It’s the first time these teams have met since that final, when a last gasp goal from Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck cancelled out Luis Aragonés’ opener, sending the tie to a replay which the German side won 4-0.
The first leg will be played at the Vicente Calderón on Wednesday 27th April, with the return in Munich at the Allianz Arena a week later on Tuesday 3rd May.
We come up against a familiar face in Pep Guardiola, who will be hoping to deliver Bayern the Champions League at the third time of asking before heading off to fellow semi-finalists Manchester City in July.
The Bavarian side are the runaway leaders of the Bundesliga and veterans of European competition, having lifted the continent’s most coveted trophy five times – most recently in 2013 when they edged Borussia Dortmund in the final.
It is the fifth consecutive season in which they have faced Spanish opposition in the semi-final, twice playing Real Madrid and Barcelona every year since 2011 with a win and a loss against each.
Simeone has only come up against Guardiola once in his career, losing 2-1 against his Barcelona side in 2012 through a late Lionel Messi free-kick at the Vicente Calderón.
The rojiblancos have won their last six ties against German opposition, most recently edging past Bayer Leverkusen on penalties last year.
After that match, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge criticised Atleti’s style of play, and judging by his quotes he won’t be particularly pleased with today’s draw.
“The last thing I wanted was to have played against Atletico Madrid, because football is about joy and entertainment and that is something they do not believe in,” he said last April.
If a place in the Champions League final wasn’t enough motivation for Cholo and his players, that should fire them up for what should be an intriguing double header against Die Roten.
Whoever goes through to the final in Milan will be recognised as the away team, with the winner of Real Madrid and Manchester City getting the notional home advantage.
Are you happy with the draw? Can Atleti get revenge on Bayern some 42 years on?