The two European titans will meet at the quarter-final stage, Leicester face Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund face Monaco and Juventus play Barcelona in a repeat of the 2015 final
That’s it from me – but head over here to find out who Manchester United draw in the Europa League last eight, coming up shortly:
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Here’s our report on the Champions League draw:
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If nothing else, we may get to see Jamie Vardy recreating this timeless programme cover:
The last time Atlético Madrid won in England (vs. Leicester, 1997) Ian Marshall ate some paella: pic.twitter.com/WfJTbTnbKv
What do we make of that? It’s an interesting draw, with arguably the four biggest teams historically drawn together – and Dortmund v Monaco promises to be a high-octane spectacular. For Leicester, it’s Atlético Madrid – a team that, remarkably enough, they’ve played twice before in Europe. Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup. I don’t know, it’s just the same teams again and again, isn’t it?
Atlético Madrid v Leicester City
Borussia Dortmund v Monaco
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
Juventus v Barcelona
And it’s a repeat of the 2015 final to finish.
That’s a huge tie, between teams with 16 European Cups between them…
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That should be fun…
It’s Atletico, runners-up in two of the last three finals, for Leicester! Any draw would have been tough, but that’s nasty.
Ian Rush is out to conduct the draw. Here’s a couple more of your wishlists:
@niallmcveigh I’d like to see Madrid v Barca, ATL v Monaco, Leicester v Bayern, Dortmund v Juventus
@niallmcveigh Bayern v Juve, A Madrid derby, Barca v LCFC & Monaco v Dortmund predictions
Uefa head suits Pedro Pinto and Giorgio Marchetti are out on the stage, to a smattering of applause. It’s (almost) time.
“Real Madrid will somehow still get Wolfsburg,” reckons Victor Valkov.
Ayokunle Omoniyi wants to see Leicester against Monaco. That would be quite something. Any other ties you’d like to see? Get them in quick.
The draw is five minutes away – give or take. Remember, 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… never mind.
Zinedine Zidane, coach of defending champions Real Madrid, doesn’t want to face Leicester – and says “I don’t think there will be a single coach” that fancies taking on the Foxes. Craig Shakespeare, waking to find himself in charge of a Champions League quarter-finalist, has claimed “we might just be the surprise team.”
Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel is more eager to avoid Bayern Munich – “not because we would be scared, but because we want to compete internationally.” Of course not, Thomas.
While we wait: who are the other English sides to reach the Champions League quarter-finals? Which manager has reached the quarter-finals four years running? And which player awaiting the draw was once bought for two Nottingham Forest shirts? Find out here:
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Hello. After the most dramatic opening round of knockout games in recent years, the Champions League field has been trimmed to an elite eight with the usual suspects in attendance. Comeback kings Barcelona join last year’s finalists, Real Madrid and Atlético, in a typically healthy Spanish contingent. Juventus and Bayern Munich, both in the process of extending their iron grip on domestic silverware, are also in the mix.
Even the continent’s wildcards – Borussia Dortmund and Pepbusters Monaco – are sides with frightening ability and pedigree. Then there’s England’s sole remaining representative – Leicester City, 15th in the Premier League and guaranteed to be massive underdogs whoever they draw. They have, of course, been there before. The draw will get under way with the maximum of fuss at 11am GMT.