Ligue 1’s last two teams left in Europe, AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais, will do battle against Besiktas JK and Borussia Dortmund in their respective continental quarterfinals.
Monaco, who were surprise quarterfinalists in the Champions League after eliminating Pep Guardiola’s Man City on the away goals rule, have drawn Dortmund- a side ASM will fancy their chances of beating, in comparison to say, Bayern, Barca or Real Madrid.
Lyon’s prize for eliminating AS Roma in the Europa League Round of 16 is a tie against Besiktas.
France had PSG as a representative in the Champions League, but they bowed out following a stunning loss at the Nou Camp after having won the first leg 4-0.
Monaco are held in Ligue 1 ahead of their crunch European trip to Man City, with SC Bastia drawing 1-1 with the league leaders. Sadio Diallo put Bastia ahead on 19 minutes, but Bernardo Silva’s second half header gave ASM a point.
PSG look well placed to qualify for the last eight of the Champions League following a fantastic 4-0 win at home at Parc des Princes in the first leg.
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