Champions League: Leicester confront Atletico Madrid in quarter-last

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 primary 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.

Sportsday: Live response to the draw

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

“Atletico Madrid are a decent group with some incredible 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, yet before the players can start to consider these amusements, we have Premier League matches to come that are of immense centrality 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-put 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)

Leicester’s past gatherings with Atletico

European Cup Winners’ Cup first round

25 Oct, 1961 Leicester 1-1 Atletico First leg

15 Nov, 1961 Atletico 2-0 Leicester Second leg

Uefa Cup first round

16 Sep, 1997 Atletico 2-1 Leicester First leg

30 Sep, 1997 Leicester 0-2 Atletico Second leg

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.

Ref Remi Harrel sent off Garry Parker in the second leg at Filbert Street with the amusement to be decided. It in the long run completed 4-1 to Atletico on total.

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

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, perhaps, however it’s a decent draw for City.

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

The group everybody needed to keep away from?

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

Be that as it may, after the Foxes beat Europa League victors Sevilla on Tuesday, two of European football’s greatest names said they were planning to keep away from them in the last eight.

In the wake of sacking title-winning director Claudio Ranieri a month ago, Leicester have won each of the three diversions under new supervisor Craig Shakespeare.

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

Juventus and Italy attendant Gianluigi Buffon included: “They are a hazardous and enthusiastic group who can bring about inconvenience for rivals who step up.”

History-pursuing Ancelotti plots Madrid defeat

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

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

Ancelotti is expecting to be the primary mentor to lead three unique 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 surprisingly since that annihilation.

French pioneers Monaco will go to German goliaths Borussia Dortmund subsequent to beating Manchester City in an exciting ceaselessly objectives triumph after a 6-6 total draw.

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