Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Sports | By Jaime Goodwin

Champions League: Juventus to face Barca as Leicester get Atletico Madrid

Champions League: Juventus to face Barca as Leicester get Atletico Madrid

The tie brings current Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti back to the club where he won the Champions League in the 2013-14, season his first at the club.

Dortmund are averaging more than three goals per game in the Champions League this season, and hit four at home to Benfica last Tuesday to breeze through, despite a first-leg deficit, to the last eight.

"They're not going to be scared either".

However, they have another chance at Champions League glory as a 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday sealed their place in Friday's draw 4-2 on aggregate. "I'm excited by these kinds of ties".

The Champions League quarter-final draw will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport and you can live stream or watch it on TV as the final eight learn their fate.

Premier League champions Leicester City's European adventure goes on after perhaps the greatest night in their history, beating Sevilla 2-0 at the King Power Stadium and 3-2 on aggregate to progress.

Another side plot to the mouth-watering quarter-final sees Bayern's defensive midfielder Alonso face former team-mates.

The new A380 plane features stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Karim Benzema painted on the side.

The Foxes, who last month sacked Claudio Ranieri despite him masterminding their unlikely charge to last season's Premier League title, will travel to the Spanish capital for the first leg. "We didn't expect to get this far". "We know that it will be an even more hard game than others we have".

"You must remember it is the players who will be on the pitch", Zidane said.

"Matches against Real are obviously special for me", Ancelotti said.

"It's a 50/50 game and nuances will decide it".

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is relishing a "classic" as the five-time winners target more than just a sixth straight semi-final appearance.

Meanwhile, Barcelona seek to secure their sixth win and become third in the ranking of total number of championships won after Milan (seven titles) and Real Madrid.

However, Madrid's director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno recognised that Bayern were one of the sides Real had hoped to avoid.

"They say that playing away first is better, but I don't have a preference", added Zidane.

"All football fans in the world can look forward to it".

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