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. One won’t make it this time and Carlo Ancelotti, who won the trophy in 2014 with Real, is determined to take Bayern all the way this time and dethrone the champions.
Now Zinedine Zidane is at the helm at real, and does things his way, but Ancelotti’s not fazed.
“I know Real Madrid very well. The quarter-final of the Champions League is always difficult. This match against Real is special for me and exciting for me to play against Real,” said Ancelotti on hearing the news of his next opponent.
Also intriguing is a repeat of the 2015 final, with Barcelona taking on Juventus, and the Italians will be hoping for a reversal of fortunes after that 2-0 defeat.
For the neutrals however rank outsiders Leicester City continue to believe their magic can sweep them to European success as well. They take on Atletico Madrid, while Dortmund face Monaco.
In the Europa league Manchester United have been drawn against Anderlecht, Ajax face Shalke, Olympique Lyon play Besiktas and Celta Vigo take on Genk.