The most interesting sight will be again Leicester’s miracle march in the last eight.
Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has suggested that he would potentially like to face Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season.
Leicester, which is making its debut in the tournament by virtue of winning the Premiership last season, is the only team in the draw that has never played in a Champions League final.
“It is incredible, I can’t believe it”, captain Wes Morgan, who scored the opening goal, said after the match. That’s what we’ve got, there’s nothing we can do about that. PSG proved anything could happen in football, and the fact that we’re here proves it. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home.
Zidane played under Ancelotti at Juventus and was his assistant when the Italian guided Madrid to the 2014 Champions League final.
“It’s hard but there are no simple opponents in the quarter-finals”, Ancelotti added.
Unlike the round of 16 draw, each team is eligibly to play one another.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon was another who had said he wanted to avoid the “enthusiasm” of Leicester.
He said: “It was a very open game, they had chances in the second half and Oblak made some very good saves”. The Foxes are a counter-attacking team, but that’s tough to do against Diego Simeone’s club, which lets the opponent have the ball, and then just chokes them out. Predominantly because both teams have never faced each other in European competition in the past.
The last clash will put Borussia Dortmund, who won the cup in 1997, against Monaco, the current Ligue 1 leader which deservingly eliminated Manchester City in the last round and now seeks to reach its second Champions League final.
This Real Madrid fan saw the opportunity to be a bit cheeky however.
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“They say that playing away first is better, but I don’t have a preference”, added Zidane. They overcame a very important team like Sevilla in the last round.
“It’s about facing the reigning title holders and one of the best teams in Europe”, said Bayern’s Spain global.