After some dramatic exits from UEFA Champions League, the quarter-final draw was held in Nyon, Switzerland. Here is how the teams will be battling:
Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
The first team to be drawn was Atletico Madrid and the Los Roji Blancos are scheduled to welcome the most surprising team of the set, Leicester City.
Simeone’s men knocked out Bayer Leverkusen in the previous round after outnumbering them in the first leg of the encounter by four goals to two. Leicester City, on the other hand, found it hard to qualify as they lost out to Sevilla in the first leg by 2-1, but made a wonderful comeback at King Power, winning the game by two goals to none.
Borussia Dortmund vs AS Monaco
The second team to pop up were Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund and the Yellow wall will face French giants AS Monaco.
The German club were stunned at Estádio da Luz in their first leg trip to Benfica as the Águias defeated them by 1-0. However, Tuchel’s men managed to stab four goals in the return leg at Westfalenstadion, winning it by 4-1 on aggregate. Their opponents, however, had to hustle a lot to qualify as they lost out to Manchester City in their first leg by 5-3, but courtesy to the all-important away goals and wonderful attacking display, they managed to put past three goals at home, winning the game through away goals with the scoreline reading 6-6 on aggregate.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Bavarian FC Bayern Munich were the third one, and Ancelotti’s men will welcome Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena.
The Die Roten stabbed 10 goals against Arsenal in total and completely humiliate the Gunners, but will face a craggy task as Real Madrid are in fine form.
Los Blancos, on their part, defeated Napoli with a scoreline of 3-1 in the first leg and the form continued in the return leg as well, winning the game by a margin of 6-2 on aggregate.
Certainly, a game to look out for.
Juventus vs Barcelona
Last team to be drawn were Juventus and the Old Lady are scheduled to welcome Barcelona.
A reply of 2015 Champions League final.
Allegri’s men managed to take a comfortable lead against FC Porto in the first leg and retained the same form at Juventus Stadium, winning the game 3-0 on aggregate.
Barcelona, on the other hand, pulled out one of the best, yet quite controversial comeback as they managed to slot out Unai Emery’s Paris Siant-Germain.
This is how the Twitterazzi reacts:
The last time Atlético Madrid won in England (vs. Leicester, 1997) Ian Marshall ate some paella: pic.twitter.com/WfJTbTnbKv
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) April 30, 2014
Some good words:
— Nathan Quigley (@Wee_Nate_1994) March 17, 2017
— ?Mr Ray (@Itz_Rayyan) March 17, 2017
Juve vs barce the clash of refs #UCLdraw
— DelleAlli (@mchunu_kmlive) March 17, 2017
Where did that come from?
— Mohamed ElNneny (@ElNnenyM) March 17, 2017
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 17, 2017
That was funny:
— Magician Coutinho (@LFC_Coutinho7) March 17, 2017