July 22, 2017

Champions League: Leicester face Atletico Madrid in quarter-final

Leicester have not beaten Atletico in their four previous meetings

Leicester City have been drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in their maiden Champions League quarter-final.

The Premier League champions progressed to the last eight by beating Spanish title-chasers Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate.

Leicester will play the first leg against last year’s beaten finalists away from home on 11 or 12 April, with the return leg on 18 or 19 April.

Holders Real Madrid face Bayern Munich, while Barcelona take on Juventus and Borussia Dortmund play Monaco.

Atletico are the only side left in the quarter-finals who Leicester have previously played, but the Foxes have not beaten the Spaniards in their four previous meetings.

Diego Simeone’s side were beaten by neighbours Real Madrid on penaltiesin last season’s Champions League final.

The 2014 Spanish champions are fourth in La Liga this season, five points adrift of third-placed Sevilla.


Leicester’s previous meetings with Atletico
European Cup Winners’ Cup first round
25 Oct, 1961 Leicester 1-1 Atletico First leg
15 Nov, 1961 Atletico 2-0 Leicester Second leg
Uefa Cup first round
16 Sep, 1997 Atletico 2-1 Leicester First leg
30 Sep, 1997 Leicester 0-2 Atletico Second leg

Full draw:

Atletico Madrid (Spain) v Leicester City (Eng)

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) v Monaco (France)

Bayern Munich (Germany) v Real Madrid (Spain)

Juventus (Italy) v Barcelona (Spain)