The Greatest Quarter-Final Upsets in Champions League history

The quarter-finals of the 2016-17 edition of the UEFA Champions League are just round the corner with adrenaline-pumping clashes like Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid and Juventus vs Barcelona lined up for the footballing fraternity to watch. However, there’s one fixture – Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City – which has the potential to send major shockwaves across the sporting world. Just imagine the scenes if Spanish heavyweights Atletico Madrid, who have reached the finals of the Champions League in the last three years, are defeated by Champions League debutants, Leicester City. Of course, the odds of this happening are low, but, what makes this match more interesting is the fact that the English champions defeated Sevilla(who have won the UEFA Europa League for the last three seasons) in the Round of 16, topped their group in the first round of the Champions League and are on a winning run in the Premier League since the acrimonious sacking of Claudio Ranieri. Atletico, on the other hand, are 10-points behind league-leaders Real Madrid in the La Liga and haven’t been at the goal-scoring best most of the season. Moreover, the Champions League has seen some outrageous upsets in the quarter-final stage over the years. Here’s a look at the best five among them:


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