UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Quarter Final stage’s draw happens. The ceremony took place on the Friday. All 8 qualified club’s next stage opponent has been confirmed. The Qualified clubs are : FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid (Spain), Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Juventus (Italy), Leicester City (England) and AS Monaco (France).
Defending Champions Real Madrid have got Bayern Munich as their counter part and that is going to be the most exciting two leg’s clash of the round of last 8. The title holders would be disappointed with the draw as the German side are in at the top of their form and had smacked Arsenal with 10-2 margin to knock them out of the competition. Los Blancos just overcame Serie-A side Napoli and this time will have to give their biggest test so far in their way to defend the title. The Bavarians will host The Galacticos in the first leg on the April 12 at the Allianz Arena before the second leg taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu on the April 18. The last time the two heavyweights came head to head, was 3 seasons ago where the Spanish side got the better of the Bundesliga champions on their way to win the La Decima.
FC Barcelona have been tied with Serie-A title holders Juventus and it will be the 2014-15 season UCL final’s rematch. Barca have the last laugh on that occasion as they gained a 3-1 victory to secure their 5th UCL title in the history. It will also be a battle between the two top Argentine, Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala. The 1st & 2nd leg will take place on 11th April at the Juventus Stadium and on 19th April at the Camp Nou respectively.
Premier League’s only candidate Leicester City will play another La Liga giants Atletico Madrid. The first match will be played at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on April 12 and the next one has been scheduled to be on just 5 days later at the King Power Stadium.
French Ligue One’s only representative AS Monaco who has knocked out Pep Guardiola’s Man City, will be given hospitality by Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on 11th April before Monaco hosting the reschedule on the 19th of the very same month.
So lots of exciting clashes are coming your way, so stay ready for the dramas and actions. Which teams are going to seal their places in the Semifinal will be unveiled in the mid of April.