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Leicester drawn against Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarter-finals

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Guillem Balague believes Atletico Madrid will pose a unique test to Leicester in the Champions League quarter-finals

Leicester have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Foxes, who saw off Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate in the last 16, will go to the Vicente Calderon for the first leg against Diego Simeone's side, who have lost in the final in two of the last three seasons.

UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador Ian Rush shows a piece of paper bearing the name of Leicester City FC during the quarter-final draw
Image: Champions League Final ambassador Ian Rush drew Leicester out to face Atletico Madrid

Two giants of European football - Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - were also paired in the last-eight stage, with the first leg at the home of the German champions.

Barcelona, who performed heroics to get past PSG in the last 16, face Juventus in a repeat of the 2015 final, which Barca won 3-1 in Berlin.

Neymar of Barcelona scores his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona
Image: Barcelona beat Juventus in the 2015 final

The 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund will face Monaco, who knocked out Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the last 16.

Atletico, the surprise Spanish champions in 2014, are not at the peak of their powers in the league and with 11 games to go they trail city rivals Real Madrid by 10 points.

Despite a difficult autumn they have won eight of their last 12 La Liga fixtures, losing only to Barcelona, and they are unbeaten away from home since December.

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In Europe, they won five of their group-stage matches and were convincing in getting past Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on aggregate in the last 16.

Full draw:

Atletico Madrid v Leicester

Borussia Dortmund v Monaco

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Juventus v Barcelona

The first legs of the quarter-finals will be played on April 11 and 12, and the second legs played on April 18 and 19.

BILBAO, SPAIN - JANUARY 22: Head coach Diego Pablo Simeone of Club Atletico de Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Club Atleti
Image: Atleti have reached the final in two of the last three seasons

Round dates:

First legs - April 11

Dortmund v Monaco and Juventus v Barcelona

April 12

Atletico v Leicester and Bayern v Real Madrid

Second legs - April 18

Leicester v Atletico and Real Madrid v Bayern

April 19

Monaco v Dortmund and Barcelona v Juventus

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