Champions League draw: Leicester City face Atletico Madrid in quarter-final

Leicester City have been drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in their lady Champions League quarter-last.

The Premier League champions advanced to the last eight by beating Spanish title-chasers Sevilla 3-2 on total.

Leicester will play the main leg against a year ago’s beaten finalists far from home on 12 April, with the arrival leg on 18 April.

Holders Real Madrid confront Bayern Munich, while Barcelona go up against Juventus, and Borussia Dortmund play Monaco.

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“Confronting a group who have achieved the last in two of the previous three seasons is a huge test yet it’s quite recently the sort of tie you expect in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” said Leicester chief Craig Shakespeare.

“Atletico Madrid are a decent group with some awesome people with involvement in the opposition, yet we’ll be prepared to offer everything to advance.

“It will be a splendid event for our supporters and for everybody at the club, however before the players can start to consider these diversions, we have Premier League matches to come that are of immense criticalness to our season.

“They will be our sole core interest.”

Atletico are the main side left in the quarter-finals who Leicester have already played, however the Foxes have not beaten the Spaniards in their four past gatherings.

Diego Simeone’s side were beaten by neighbors Real Madrid on punishments in last season’s Champions League last.

The 2014 Spanish champions are fourth in La Liga this season, five focuses hapless of third-set Sevilla.

Full draw:

Atletico Madrid (Spain) v Leicester City (Eng)

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) v Monaco (France)

Bayern Munich (Germany) v Real Madrid (Spain)

Juventus (Italy) v Barcelona (Spain)

Exact retribution? Yes please.

Ian Stringer, BBC Radio Leicester:

Winnable? That was my first response. That and exact retribution taking after the clubs’ meeting in the 1997-98 Uefa Cup.

Arbitrator Remi Harrel sent off Garry Parker in the second leg at Filbert Street with the diversion to be decided. It in the end completed 4-1 to Atletico on total.

I was in the group that night and felt wiped out subsequently.

It’s a winnable tie. Atletico are fourth in La Liga and won’t care for the Foxes’ style of play. They’ll have perceived how they dispatched Sevilla and won’t anticipate Jamie Vardy running at them. Pie in the sky considering, possibly, however it’s a decent draw.

The fantasy proceeds. Exact retribution, 20 years on? Yes, please.

The group everybody needed to maintain a strategic distance from?

Leicester, 5000-1 shots to win the Premier League last season, are viewed as the rank outcasts to win the Champions League by generally bookmakers.

In any case, after the Foxes beat Europa League victors Sevilla on Tuesday, two of European football’s greatest names said they were planning to maintain a strategic distance from them in the last eight.

Subsequent to sacking title-winning director Claudio Ranieri a month ago, Leicester have won every one of the three diversions under Shakespeare.

“I don’t think there will be a solitary mentor who is trusting they confront Leicester,” said Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on Thursday. “They continue accomplishing what they are told they can’t accomplish.”

Juventus and Italy manager Gianluigi Buffon stated: “They are a hazardous and enthusiastic group who can bring about inconvenience for adversaries who step up.”

History-pursuing Ancelotti plots Madrid defeat

Holders Real Madrid go to German champions Bayern Munich, who are overseen by previous Real supervisor Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian, 57, drove Madrid to ‘La Decima’ – the tenth time they were delegated European champions – by beating rivals Atletico 4-1 after additional time in the 2014 last.

Ancelotti is intending to be the main mentor to lead three distinct clubs to the title, after additionally guiding AC Milan to two Champions League triumphs.

Spanish champions Barcelona will meet Italian partners Juventus in a rematch of the 2015 last, when Barca won 3-1 to be delegated European champions for a fifth time.

Juve, who are going for a 6th straight Serie A title, are contending in the quarter-finals interestingly since that thrashing.

French pioneers Monaco will go to German side Borussia Dortmund in the wake of beating Manchester City on away objectives after an exciting 6-6 total draw.