See the Champions League quarterfinal matchup draw

The Champions League final eight teams are set. On Friday morning, the draw was held, televised on FS1. See the matchups now.

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Juventus vs. Barcelona
Barcelona will look to continue their magical run, building off their stunning comeback against PSG in a matchup against in-form Juventus. Emilio_Morenatti AP

Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid
The monster. This matchup looks more like a final than a quarterfinal, but such is the magic of the draw. This is the must-watch match of the round. Boris Streubel Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund vs. Monaco
Two bright young sides go head-to-head. The squaring off of Monaco's 18-year-old striker Mbappe and Dortmund's brilliant Ousmane Dembele, 19, will be something to see. Getty Images

Atletico Madrid vs. Leicester City
Two of the best defending sides in the world take each other on. Can Leicester keep its magical run going? Or will Antoine Griezmann and Atletico bring an end to the fairy tale. © Power Sport Images. All rights reserved. Getty Images



Real Madrid face Bayern in Champions League quarterfinals, Barcea get Juve

Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, while Barcelona take on Juventus.

Premier League champions Leicester City, who secured a surprise success over Sevilla in the round of 16, will play Atletico Madrid.

The final tie sees Borussia Dortmund play Monaco, who defeated Manchester City on away goals in the last round.

Real Madrid's director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, was disappointed at drawing Bayern Munich and said he would have hoped to face them later in the competition.

"Bayern are one of the worst opponents we could get, no doubt," Butragueno told beIN Sports. "But [it is disappointing] also for them. We know each other very well, the two teams.

"We must go into the games knowing how difficult it will be. They have top-class players in every position, with so much experience. It is a great club. We have a very good relationship with them. We would have liked to meet them later in the competition, but the draw is this, and we must take it on."

The second leg at home at the Bernabeu was a slight advantage, Butragueno said, assuming Madrid get a good result in Germany.

"If we get a good result there, then yes," he said. "The second game at home gives you a very slight advantage. But we must play a good game there. We know that 20 good minutes from Bayern can be deadly for us. Today is not the best draw we could have got. But we are a team with top players and lots of experience. It is a very nice tie to be able to play, and everybody will be watching these games."

The tie brings current Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti back to the club where he won the Champions League in 2013-14, his first season in charge. But he was then sacked by president Florentino Perez after he finished his second season without winning a major trophy.

"Carlo is a great coach, with so much experience," Butragueno said. "He has won everything as a player and as a coach, which tells you everything. We will talk these days. We get on very well with him. He is a gentleman who knows a lot about football. So it is not such good news for us."

Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre hopes to avoid the mistakes made against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 in order to ensure a smoother passage against Juventus.

"The draw is the draw. There are no easy teams in the quarterfinals, but we always get tough ties," he told beIN Sports. "There's a good dynamic at the moment, and morale is sky high, but that doesn't mean we're going to go through.

"I respect Juve a lot. The advantage of playing the second leg at home is conditioned a lot by what happens in the first game -- we hope it's not the same as Paris. We have to score in Turin."

But Juve director Pavel Nedved talked up their chances and said "we are capable of challenging" Barca.

Atletico director Clemente Villaverde was asked on beIN Sports whether his team were delighted to have drawn Leicester, seen by most pundits in Spain as the weakest of the eight teams left in the competition.

"I don't know about that, as in their last tie and in the groups they showed they are a team who must be taken into account," Villaverde said. "When you are in the quarterfinals, among the best eight teams in Europe, you must respect all opponents.

"Leicester are here on their own merits. They overcome a very important team like Sevilla in the last round. For sure it will be a very difficult tie. This will be really difficult for us. We played them in the UEFA Cup in the 1990s, and we hope to follow the same steps this time."

Villaverde added that Atletico would not make the same mistakes as Sevilla did in the round of 16 against Leicester, with Diego Simeone's team having the experience to not let chances slip in such big games.

"Atletico must learn to take their chances when they get them," he said. "Sevilla had quite bad luck over the two games. They were better over the two games. But football is like that. If you have chances and cannot kill off the game, there is a chance the other team can come back.

"We have shown we can compete in this competition in these last years, and we are confident we can avoid [such] mistakes and ensure our passage."

Playing the first leg at home was not an issue for Atletico, Villaverde said.

"Usually we are not too worried about the order of the games," he said. "In ties like this, each game will be totally different. We need to know how to compete in each game, depending on how the game develops. It is not relevant if you play home or away first."

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was happy to avoid Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich but said they will not take Monaco, the highest scorers in Europe's top five leagues, lightly.

"We wanted to avoid Bayern, and thus the draw is good," Watzke told Sky Deutschland. "But we've seen the games against Manchester City, and their goal difference is at plus 58. Still, we can't complain. Overall, it's a nice draw.

"Certainly, their stadium is not a lion's den, but they've turned the tie against City around. At this level, it does not matter whether you play the first leg at home or away. Sure, you prefer playing the second leg at home, but we take things as they come."

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev called on his club's fans to match the world-renowned passion of the Dortmund supporters.

Monaco's average attendance for a Ligue 1 game is just over 9,000, while nearly 25,000 cram into Dortmund's famous Sudtribune stand alone virtually every match.

"It's a great game, because Dortmund are a team that plays attacking and attractive football," Vasilyev told beIN Sports.

"I have heard a lot of talk about fans. Against Manchester City, the atmosphere was exceptional at the Louis II. I hope our fans will again turn out in numbers for the quarterfinal.

"For me, the Champions League is a bonus. The priority remains the league. We have nine finals to play. This team doesn't set itself limits."

The semifinal draw is on April 21, with the semifinals themselves coming on May 2-3 and 9-10.

This year's final is on June 3 in Cardiff, Wales.


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

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

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

Leicester will play the first leg against last year's beaten finalists away from home on 12 April, with the return leg on 18 April.

Holders Real Madrid face Bayern Munich, while Barcelona take on Juventus, and Borussia Dortmund play Monaco.

"Facing a team who have reached the final in two of the past three seasons is a massive challenge but it's just the kind of tie you expect in the quarter-finals of the Champions League," said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare.

"Atletico Madrid are a very good team with some fantastic individuals with experience in the competition, but we'll be ready to give everything to progress.

"It will be a brilliant occasion for our supporters and for everyone at the club, but before the players can begin to think about these games, we have Premier League matches to come that are of huge significance to our season.

"They will be our sole focus."

Atletico are the only side left in the quarter-finals who Leicester have previously played, but the Foxes have not beaten the Spaniards in their four previous meetings.

Diego Simeone's side were beaten by neighbours Real Madrid on penalties in last season's Champions League final.

The 2014 Spanish champions are fourth in La Liga this season, five points adrift of third-placed 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)

Revenge? Yes please.

Ian Stringer, BBC Radio Leicester:

Winnable? That was my first reaction. That and revenge following the clubs' meeting in the 1997-98 Uefa Cup.

Referee Remi Harrel sent off Garry Parker in the second leg at Filbert Street with the game in the balance. It eventually finished 4-1 to Atletico on aggregate.

I was in the crowd that night and felt sick afterwards.

It's a winnable tie. Atletico are fourth in La Liga and won't like the Foxes' style of play. They'll have seen how they dispatched Sevilla and won't be looking forward to Jamie Vardy running at them. Wishful thinking, maybe, but it's a good draw.

The dream continues. Revenge, 20 years on? Yes, please.

The team everyone wanted to avoid?

Leicester, 5000-1 shots to win the Premier League last season, are considered the rank outsiders to win the Champions League by most bookmakers.

But after the Foxes beat Europa League winners Sevilla on Tuesday, two of European football's biggest names said they were hoping to avoid them in the last eight.

After sacking title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri last month, Leicester have won all three games under Shakespeare.

"I don't think there will be a single coach who is hoping they face Leicester," said Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane on Thursday. "They keep achieving what they are told they can't achieve."

Juventus and Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon said: "They are a dangerous and passionate team who can cause trouble for opponents who take the initiative."

History-chasing Ancelotti plots Madrid downfall

Holders Real Madrid travel to German champions Bayern Munich, who are managed by former Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian, 57, led Madrid to 'La Decima' - the 10th time they were crowned European champions - by beating rivals Atletico 4-1 after extra time in the 2014 final.

Ancelotti is aiming to be the first coach to lead three different clubs to the title, after also coaching AC Milan to two Champions League victories.

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

Juve, who are aiming for a sixth straight Serie A title, are competing in the quarter-finals for the first time since that defeat.

French leaders Monaco will go to German side Borussia Dortmund after beating Manchester City on away goals after a thrilling 6-6 aggregate draw.

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