It’s Atletico Madrid up next for Leicester in Champions League – Manchester United draw Anderlecht in Europa League

Date: 17th March 2017 at 12:37 pm
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THE Premier League’s last man standing Leicester City have been paired with Atletico Madrid in the last eight of the Champions League.

No easy task, of course, but arguably better than facing the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Real Madrid. If they can overcome Sevilla, they can beat Atletico.

Here’s the quarter final draw in full:

Atletico Madrid v Leicester

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund v Monaco

Juventus v Barcelona

 

* The last time Atlético Madrid won in England (vs. Leicester, 1997) Foxes legend Ian Marshall ate some paella:

Forgive him, it was the 90s

 The last time Atlético Madrid won in England (vs. Leicester, 1997) Ian Marshall ate some paella:

Thanks to Samuel Marsden for this post.

MEANWHILE, in the Europa League, Manchester United have drawn Belgian side Anderlecht. As with Leicester, another favourable draw. Not easy though, but at least they avoided Besiktas and Ajax.

But United should progress and they are red hot favourites with the bookies to win the tournament and so qualify for next season’s Champions League. Where they belong.

Image result for Juan Mata celebrates

Here’s the Europa League draw in full:

Anderlecht v Manchester United

Celta Vigo v Genk

Ajax v Schalke

Lyon v Besiktas

  • Reaction from both English camps to follow later here on Zapsportz…

 


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