Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarters

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 08:30

European champions Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich in the standout UEFA Champions League quarter-final, as the draw for the last eight of the competition was made in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday. 

It's an encounter that'll see Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti return to his former club, for whom he won this tournament in the 2013-14 season. 

Elsewhere, Premier League champions Leicester City will face last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid, while Barcelona's reward for their stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain is a showdown with Juventus.

The other tie will see Borussia Dortmund take on AS Monaco in what promise to be two entertaining clashes.

Atletico Madrid    vs.    Leicester City
Borussia Dortmund    vs.    AS Monaco
Bayern Munich    vs.    Real Madrid
Juventus    vs.    Barcelona

In Europa action, Manchester United will face Anderlecht in the quarter-finals.

The Red Devils are strong favourites to go all the way in the tournament—especially after Olympique Lyonnais ousted AS Roma in the round of 16—but the Belgian First Division A leaders will pose a threat in the last eight, having beaten APOEL Nicosia to advance from the previous round.

Meanwhile, Lyon were drawn against Besiktas, Dutch giants Ajax will face Schalke 04 and Celta Vigo were paired with Belgium's Genk. 

Anderlecht    vs.    Manchester United
Celta Vigo    vs.    Genk
Ajax    vs.    Schalke
Lyon    vs.    Besiktas

The first legs will take place on Thursday, April 13, with the second legs scheduled for a week later on Thursday, April 20.