Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-finals

  • Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-finals

Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-finals

Holders Real Madrid, comeback kings Barcelona and the mighty Bayern Munich are all in the hat for Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw, but Zinedine Zidane knows who he wants to avoid.

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions' League has thrown up some mouthwatering prospects, but the standout has to be two semi-final regulars Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

As well as their two Champions League finals - they were beaten by city rivals Real both times, past year on penalties - they also lost to Real in the quarter-finals in 2015 and won the Europa League in 2012.

The ceremony, presided over by UEFA's director of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, also portended a hard-fought battle between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City, while Borussia Dortmund will clash with AS Monaco, reports Efe.

The first legs will be played on April 11-12, with the return matches on April 18-19. I've watched it again and it isn't just him.

"I'm glad to be able to play in Madrid again, but I also know the Bernabeu is always a hard place to go, but first we have a home game".

The Catalans defeated the Italian champions 3-1 in the showpiece two years ago but the 29-year-old admits "it'd be a big motivation" if the Max Allegri's side were paired with the current Spanish champions. "Many thought they could not turnaround the defeat against Sevilla - and they did".

"There will surely be two great games".

"We have to show every year we are among the best teams in Europe and every year we achieve it". They have top players and 20 good minutes for Bayern can be lethal. "It's a fascinating tie".

After overcoming a record first leg deficit in the last 16, Luis Enrique's Barcelona are not only in the draw but are also the bookmakers' favourites to lift the trophy in Cardiff in May. "Juve have improved a lot since 2015 and this team can play without fear against Barcelona", Nedved added.

"I think we have the ability to beat Real Madrid".

Leicester skipper Wes Morgan insisted he was relishing the chance to take on a Champions League giant.

The former Galactico player said that in the end it would be the players who decided which team made the semifinals, and recalled how much he had looked forward to such huge occasions in his own days on the pitch.