Zinedine Zidane looking forward to facing his 'master' Ancelotti in Champions League


Yes, Carlo Ancelotti, the man who won La Decima for Real Madrid, will meet Zinedine Zidane in the technical area, a man who added the club's 11th Champions League title just past year.

"I don't know about that [Leicester being the weakest team left], as in their last tie and in the groups they showed they are a team who must be taken into account".

"It's perhaps the most hard draw we could've got but any quarter-final match is hard".

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"It could be a final but it's a quarterfinal, unfortunately", Butragueno said.

The match will essentially see the best attack in the competition this season in Barcelona (26 goals scored) come up against the best defence in Juventus (2 goals conceded). Carlo's a fantastic coach with vast experience.

They are the only English side left in the competition after Manchester City capitulated to Monaco and Arsenal were humiliated by Bayern.

Ancelotti and Zidane teamed up as Real thrashed Bayern 4-0 to round off a 5-0 aggregate victory the last time the two giants of European football clashed in the 2013/14 semi-finals.

Believe it or not, a lot of BVB players would love to face Barca, just to have the opportunity to play at Camp Nou.

The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals will also take place on Friday.

"The chances are 50/50, but there is this old rule that the Champions League victor doesn't defend his title, so that says nothing against Bayern Munich (going through)", he quipped.

Does anyone think domestically struggling Leicester City stands a chance against defensive juggernaut Atletico Madrid?

Having beaten Sevilla in the last-16, Leicester were pitted against Atletico following at the draw in Nyon this morning.

Neither Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim nor Dortmund's Thomas Tuchel has ever led a team to the Champions League semifinals. They are a strong team that are doing well. This Monaco side is talented, but in such elite company it is perhaps best as an underestimated underdog.

One thing that had the former players in agreement was the fact that the Champions League will only be won with a club from the top four leagues in Europe - England's Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A and Spain's La Liga.

"No coach wants Leicester as a rival", the Real boss admitted, a view echoed by Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon: "Leicester, because they're a unsafe side, they're full of enthusiasm and can hurt you".