Manchester United have been drawn against Belgian side Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, following Friday’s draws which took place in Nyon, Switzerland.

The much anticipated UEFA Champions League Quarter final draw took place on Friday in Nyon Switzerland.

Holders, Real Madrid have been drawn against German champions Bayern Munich in a mouthwatering encounter.

Spanish giant, Barcelona will play Juventus in a repeat of the 2014/2015 final.

Premier League Champions Leicester will travel to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the encounter, while Borussia Dortmund will play French side Monaco.

The first leg of the encounters will be played on the 11th and 12th of April, while the second leg will be played on the 18th and 19th of next month.


Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, has said his side’s lack of aggression and personality were the decisive factors as they failed to qualify for the quarter-final of the Champions League.

Guardiola failed to go beyond the round of 16 for the first time in his managerial career, after City was beaten 3-1 by Monaco on Wednesday night, leaving the visitors to pick up the pieces of another failed European campaign

Monaco needed to overturn a 5-3 deficit from the first leg deficit but French prodigy Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho and Tiemoue Bakayoko scored on a memorable European night for the principality club, as they cruised into the last eight of the competition on away goals.

The home side cruised into a 2-0 lead within 30 minutes, as the game looked rather too easy for them, which Guardiola attributed to a lack of intensity from his forward trio of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.

City failed to muster any shot on target in the opening 45 minutes and it took until the 65th minute for Sergio Aguero to call goalkeeper Danijel Subasic into a sharp save.

"It's not about the defense. Our strikers have to be aggressive and pick the ball up, but we didn't. That's why we are out," Guardiola said.

"Our strength is to be aggressive without the ball. We were a little bit slow in everything, which is why we have conceded a lot of goals in Europe."

The English side reacted after the break and Leroy Sane reduced the arrears as Monaco seemed to run out of steam, but their defence could not hold out when Tiemoue Bakayoko rising highest to head home the crucial goal.

"We wanted to show personality, not to let them think (that) they could pass and pass the ball," Guardiola added.

"We forgot to do that in the first half. My mistake was being not able to convince them.

"The second half we had the chances and we didn't take them and that is why we are out. And set-pieces are so important at this level.”

The result leaves Monaco as the only French team in the last eight after PSG was dumped out of the competition by Barcelona.

Monaco join holders Real Madrid, last year's runners-up Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester and Juventus in Friday's draw.

Russia’s World Cup chief Vitaly Mutko can no longer stand for a seat in the council of football governing body FIFA.

Arsenal set an unwanted club record in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter with Bayern Munich, after the Gunners suffered an embarrassing 10-2 defeat to the German side.

Barcelona got a treatment of their own medicine, after Paris Saint-Germain turned the tables on the five-time champions in the UEFA Champions League first leg of the Round of 16 at the Parc des Princes, Paris on Tuesday night.

UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, said on Thursday that Europe will demand for 16 places at the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup finals.

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, has been given an ambassadorial role by the world football governing body, FIFA.

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has retired from professional football, after a 26-year-long illustrious career.

Portugal and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, claimed his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday, after a scintillating 2016 where he won both major European titles.

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