Champions League: Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in quarterfinals

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Updated 1630 GMT (0030 HKT) March 17, 2017

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(CNN)Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will return to former club Real Madrid after the two teams were paired in the Champions League quarterfinal draw Friday.

Ancelotti guided Real to its long-awaited 10th European title in 2014, but was sacked a year later. After taking a year-long sabbatical, the Italian took over as coach of German champion Bayern.

Previous European Cup quarter-final appearances:33 Real Madrid27 Bayern18 Barça16 Juventus8 Atlético7 Dortmund4 Monaco0 Leicester pic.twitter.com/Xb8y0RRol1

— CNN Football (@CNNFC) March 17, 2017 "Matches against Real are obviously special for me. It'll be exciting for me to go back to Madrid," Ancelotti said."Real has a fantastic team, fantastic players and a fantastic coach. It'll be difficult but we're confident and we have a chance to go through. Little things can be the difference."Real's La Liga rival Barcelona, which reached the last eight after an astonishing 6-5 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain, faces Italy's Juventus in a rematch of the 2015 final.Read MoreLeicester City, the only English club remaining in the competition, plays Atletico Madrid -- Spain's third title hopeful -- while Germany's Borussia Dortmund meets French league leader Monaco.READ: Barca routs PSG in astonishing comebackREAD: 'We made the impossible possible,' says RakiticREAD: Fans react to epic Champions League clashREAD: Sport's greatest comebacks

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— CNN Football (@CNNFC) March 14, 2017 The first-leg ties take place on April 11-12, with the return matches on April 18-19.In the Europa League, favorite Manchester United was drawn against Belgian side Anderlecht.The possibility of winning the continent's second-tier competition arguably offers United the best chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League, given Jose Mourinho's side is sixth in the English Premier League table and six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.Have your say on our Facebook pageVisit cnn.com/football for more news and videosSpain's Celta Vigo faces Genk of Belgium, Dutch club Ajax meets Germany's Schalke, while French club Lyon takes on Besiktas of Turkey.
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