With arguably the four biggest teams historically drawn together – and Dortmund v Monaco promises to be a high-octane spectacular.
For Leicester, it’s Atletico Madrid – a team that, remarkably enough, the Foxes played twice before in Europe. Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup.
Draw In Full:
Juventus v Barcelona
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund v Monaco
Atlético Madrid v Leicester City
The Champions League music has blared out and Pedro Pinto has started talking.
We are moments away from seeing the balls.
4:34pm: Ian Rush is out to conduct the draw.
4:30PM: It’s (almost) time. Uefa head suits Pedro Pinto and Giorgio Marchetti are out on the stage.
Anyone can draw anyone else at this stage, with a team’s nationality and original group no longer a factor. So Barcelona can play Real Madrid, Bayern can play Dortmund and Leicester can
We’re down to the final eight teams in the Champions League after a wild round of 16 which saw more drama than you can shake a stick at.
10 successive Champions League quarter-finals by Barcelona… incredible stuff considering you only have to go back two years for the last time the entire Premier League failed to make the last eight…
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 17, 2017
The UEFA Champions League quarter-final ties will be revealed on Friday during a draw ceremony.
The eight teams that advanced to the quarterfinal are Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Monaco, Juventus and defending champion Real Madrid.
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WHAT DO THE BOOKMAKERS MAKE OF IT?
Bayern Munich – 3/1
Barcelona – 11/4
Real Madrid – 9/2
Juventus – 8/1
Atletico Madrid – 10/1
Borussia Dortmund – 10/1
AS Monaco – 16/1
Leicester City – 20/1
Leicester City remains the big underdog. The Foxes, who are near the relegation zone in the Premier League this season after winning it last year, beat Sevilla in the round of 16 to reach the quarterfinal.
In last year’s quarterfinal, Atletico Madrid eliminated Barcelona. Barcelona miraculously qualified for the quarterfinal after scoring three late goals in its second leg against PSG to win 6-5 on aggregate.
Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal to book their place, with Borussia Dortmund also booked their place, as did Juventus and Monaco.