The UEFA Champions League draw for the quarter-finals has thrown up some mouthwatering European match-ups with the high profile clashes expected to pit some of the world’s best footballers against each other.
The first quarter-final will see surprise English champions of last season Leicester City take on last year’s runners-up Atletico Madrid of Spain.
German side Borussia Dotmund, who beat Portugal’s Benfica 3-1 on aggregate in the round of 16, have been drawn against French side Monaco, who pulled off a thrilling second leg 3-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to gatecrash into the quarters on the away goal rule.
The third quarter-final will pit old rivals Bayern Munich against current holders Real Madrid. Both teams have played against each other on 10 occasions in the knock-out stages of the Champions League and it is even-steven between the two giants with both winning 5 times.
The fourth and final quarter-final will pit comeback kings FC Barcelona against Italian champions Juventus. The Spanish giants beat the Turin club in the final of the 2015-16 season to win the title and Gianluigi Buffon and his men will look to avenge that loss against Lionel Messi and company.
UEFA Champions League
The dates for the fixtures have been confirmed …
11 April: Dortmund v Monaco, Juventus v Barcelona
12 April: Atlético v Leicester, Bayern v Real Madrid
18 April: Leicester v Atlético, Real Madrid v Bayern
19 April: Monaco v Dortmund, Barcelona v Juventus
UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw
(Ties take place on 13 and 20 April)
Ajax (NED) v Schalke (GER)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Manchester United (ENG)
Celta Vigo (ESP) v Genk (BEL)
Lyon (FRA) v Beşiktaş (TUR)