UCL QF Key Stats: De ja vu! Leicester draw bogeyman Atletico Madrid

The Champions League draw has thrown up some fascinating ties for the quarter-finals. After surviving a close brush with elimination, Barcelona are up against Juventus in a rematch of the 2015 final, Real Madrid v Bayern Munich is the standout clash while Leicester (who surprisingly have some European pedigree) face bogeyman Atletico Madrid.

UCL Key dates
11 & 19 April
Juventus (ITA) v Barcelona (ESP)
Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Monaco (FRA)

12 & 18 April
Bayern München (GER) v Real Madrid (ESP)
Atlético Madrid (ESP) v Leicester City (ENG)

21 April: Semi-final draw, Nyon



Key Stats

Atlético v Leicester

Two of Leicester’s three previous European campaigns were ended by Atlético

The Spanish side won 3-1 on aggregate in the 1961/62 European Cup Winners’ Cup first round

They also prevailed (2-1 at home and 2-0 away) in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup first round

Atlético have never lost at home to English opposition (W5 D5)

Bayern v Madrid


Sergio Ramos scored the second en route to a famous 4-nil win

All 22 of Madrid-Bayern’s competitive games have come in the European Cup, Madrid winning nine and Bayern 11.

Madrid have won their last three matches against Bayern, including the 2013/14 semi-finals. Coached by current Bayern trainer Carlo Ancelotti. Madrid won 4-0 in Munich in the second leg of that tie – Bayern’s record home defeat in Europe

Toni Kroos and Xabi Alonso will be playing against former clubs.

Bayern demolish hapless Arsenal

Juventus v Barcelona


The Blaugrana have good memories of their last CL tie with Juventus

The teams met in the 2015 final in Berlin, Barça winning 3-1Ivan Rakitić (4), Luis Suárez (68) and Neymar (90+7) scored for Barcelona, Álvaro Morata (55) for Juve

They have had seven competitive meetings, Barcelona winning three to Juve’s two

This tie will mark a return to the Camp Nou for Juve full-back Dani Alves

Veratti reveals how Barca players made PSG lose caution in 6-1 defeat

Dortmund v Monaco


Dortmund hitman returns to Monaco where he earned his spurs.

The teams have never met before in a competitive fixture

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made 23 loan appearances for Monaco in 2010/11, scoring twice

Dortmund’s overall record against French clubs is W6 D5 L5; only one of those defeats was at home

Guardiola: Defence, goalkeeper not the problem against Monaco

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