Champions League and Europa League 2017 quarter finals draw live updates
Mar 18 2017
France's last remaining Champions League representatives Monaco have been drawn against German giants Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals, avoiding the likes of Bayern, Real, Barcelona and Juventus.
Zidane was Ancelotti's assistant when Madrid won their 10th European Cup in 2014 before going onto match the Italian's achievement by winning the Champions League in his debut season as coach past year.
There would be a repeat of the 2015 final as Barcelona face Juventus.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone lauded his side's determination to keep making their mark on the Champions League after they reached the quarter-finals for a fourth consecutive season.
The first leg ties will be played on April 11 and April 12, while the second legs will be played the following week on April 18 and April 19. I worked with him as his assistant [in 2013/14].
A disastrous season in which Leicester teetered near the relegation places led to Ranieri's dismissal, following the 2-1 first-leg loss to Sevilla three weeks ago. Telles in the first leg and Pereira in the second made a tough task nearly impossible, but a professional if uninspiring performance from the Italian champions ensured safe passage the quarter finals with a 3-0 aggregate win. We respect Barcelona but without letting fear get in the way. In fact, it's nearly definitely true for every other team in the draw, even if Zidane and Buffon disagree.
Bayern will host the first leg against Real as the two sides renew one of European soccer's oldest and most bitter rivalries.
"I don't think there will be a single coach who are hoping they face Leicester".
The Atletico No.1's teammate Griezmann added: "Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world, he demonstrates that in every game and he did it again today". I know we're up against a really tough opponent. "It's a fascinating tie. It will be a very nice match.The possibly of winning the Champions League and the League excites me". "We know now there's no such thing as hot balls in the draw".
LaLiga the immediate focus: "We have to forget about the Champions League for now, because right now it's about the league".
"You need to be at your best for 180 minutes or more to overcome Barca", said former midfielder Nedved.