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UEFA Champions League controversy: Re-draw to take place

The UEFA Champions League’s last-16 draw will be re-made, after a mistake during the initial ceremony.

Manchester United were not included as a possible opponent for Atletico Madrid after the Spanish side – runners-up to Liverpool in the group stages – were drawn, with the latter subsequently receiving Bayern Munich as their last-16 opponent. United were drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the final tie of the round.

In the interests of sporting merit, a re-draw is now scheduled to take place at 2pm.


The original draw had seen Manchester United handed the most difficult assignment, with the Red Devils drawn to face Paris Saint-Germain in a rematch of their dramatic meeting during the 2018/19 campaign.

Chelsea were set to face Ligue 1 champions Lille, who shocked France to beat PSG to the title last season before topping a Champions League group containing Sevilla, Red Bull Salzburg and Wolfsburg.

Liverpool – who became the first English side to progress with a 100% group stage record – drew Red Bull Salzburg, the latter having become the first Austrian side to reach the knockout stages this season.

Manchester City were drawn to face Europa League holders Villarreal, as the Premier League champions look to reach a second successive final.

Champions League cancelled last-16 draw in full:

Benfica v Real Madrid

Villarreal v Manchester City

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

Red Bull Salzburg v Liverpool

Sporting Lisbon v Juventus

Inter Milan v Ajax

Chelsea v Lille

Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester United

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