Champions League: Leicester face Atletico Madrid in quarter-finals

Jamie Vardy (above) will be crucial to Leicester's chances against Atletico
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Premier League champions set for a Champions League quarter-final to remember against Diego Simeone's team. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich face the holders and, in the Europa League, Manchester United will play Belgian opposition.

If you think the Leicester fairy-tale could extend to Champions League glory, they're [48.0] to win the tournament.

Leicester City will play last year's runners up Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the English champions landed the Spanish side in today's draw.

The Foxes will travel to the Spanish capital to play the first leg on April 12 before hosting Diego Simeone's men in the second leg at the King Power Stadium the following week.

Overcoming Atletico will be a tough challenge for Leicester, although after everything they've achieved over the past couple of years anything is possible. They looked back to their best when they beat Sevilla in the second leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday and, although Antoine Girezmann et al are favourites to qualify, they'll take nothing for granted against Craig Shakespeare's men.

It's early days for the betting markets on the tie but, if you think the Leicester fairy-tale could extend to Champions League glory, they're [48.0] to win the tournament.

If they're to do that then Leicester will have to overcome some of the most famous sides in the world. Tournament favourites Barcelona will play Juventus in a rerun of the 2015 final, while the tie of the round is Bayern Munich v Real Madrid.

Finally, Manchester City's conquerors Monaco travel to Dortmund for the first leg of their tie against the German side.

The other English side still in European competition, Manchester United, will face Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Jose Mourinho's team, who came through a tough last 16 tie with Russian minnows Rostov, will travel to Belgium for the first leg on April 13.

However, United are [2.6] favourites to win the Europa League and, with the Reds looking likely to finish outside the Premier League's top four and the winners of the Europa League automatically qualifying for the next season's Champions League, the Thursday night cup is arguably Mourinho's priority for the rest of this season.

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