With the Round of 16 matches coming to an end last week, the roster for this season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists featured six heavyweights, namely, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Juventus, and Real Madrid while the two others being underdogs Monaco and surprise package Leicester City.
The two sides last met in the Champions League final 2015 where Juve were beaten 3-1, but despite that, Juve director Pavel Nedved has called on the players to be without fear.
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.
The Foxes, who last month sacked Claudio Ranieri despite him masterminding their unlikely charge to last season's Premier League title, will travel to the Spanish capital for the first leg. "Atletico are in the quarter-finals for the fourth year in a row and it's very important for the club". At Christmas we have the toughest period of the season, whereas players in European leagues are in Dubai or the Bahamas, places like that.
"We wanted to avoid Bayern, and I think they wanted to avoid us".
"Atletico must learn to take their chances when they get them", Villaverde told beIN SPORTS.
"The tie pits Leicester against one of the most consistent European teams of recent years", says The Guardian.
The Atletico No.1's teammate Griezmann added: "Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world, he demonstrates that in every game and he did it again today". Then you have to be fresh to play very good teams in Europe.
"I live for these games - when I played I preferred these type of games".
Sandwiched either side of their two clashes against Bayern, Real also welcome Atletico Madrid and Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu on 8 April and 23 April respectively. "It's a fascinating tie". He has won it all as a coach. "We know that it will be an even more hard game than others we have".
"I saw Monaco's match against Manchester City and I am aware that they have a goal difference of +58 in the league".
LaLiga the immediate focus: "We have to forget about the Champions League for now, because right now it's about the league".
Said the 24-year-old custodian: "Sometimes you make three saves, and sometimes they score a goal with the first attempt".