Leicester boss Shakespeare relishing Atletico Madrid challenge

Cape Town - Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says he is hoping to draw Barcelona in the Champions League after securing their passage into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

There is again a strong Spanish contingent still alive, with last year's Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid on Wednesday joining city rivals Real and Barcelona.

Zidane, a FIFA World Cup, European Championship and Champions League victor with France and Madrid, served as Ancelotti's assistant when the Italian guided Los Blancos to their historic 10th European Cup success in 2014. I'm happy that we're going to come up against each other because it's going to be a great game.

"I don't want a German duel", said Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, adding quickly that it was "not because we're afraid (of Bayern Munich) but because we want to measure ourselves internationally".

"The tie is fifty-fifty, before starting a knockout round it's always like this and even more so with this match", said Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane. I was his assistant, I learned a lot from him at Madrid, he is a great person and we all know what we did here.

Monaco has quietly become one of the most feared teams in Europe, and the highest scorers of any club in top European leagues this season.

Every single Champions League quarter-final game will be shown on BT Sport on TV, as well as on BTSport.com and the BT Sport app.

REIGNING CHAMPIONS REAL Madrid will face Bayern Munich, while Barcelona have drawn Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final draw.

He told the club's official website: "Atletico Madrid are a very good team with some fantastic individuals with experience in the competition, but we'll be ready to give everything to progress". "It's a fascinating tie".

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola, right, and Monaco's head coach Leonardo Jardim watch their players during a Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Monaco and Manchester City at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Wednesday March 15, 2017.

Leicester will play the first leg against last year's beaten finalists away from home on April 11 or 12, with the return leg on April 18 or 19. "It's a hard match", said Dortmund chairman Hans Watzke.

  • Julie Sanders