Champions League Round of 16 draw: What happened and who are the winners and losers from the redraw?

UEFA was forced to redraw the entire Champions League round of 16 draw after Manchester United were incorrectly excluded from part of it before being held to a nightmare draw by Paris Saint-Germain.

“Following a technical issue with an external service provider’s software instructing officials on whether teams were eligible to play against each other, a critical error occurred during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw. League,” UEFA said in a statement. . “As a result, the draw results have been declared void and will be completely re-executed at 15:00 CET (9 a.m. ET).”

You can watch the draw (again) on CBS Sports HQ and Supreme +.

What happens?

United were first incorrectly placed in a draw with Villarreal, whom they could not face playing against them in Group F. Andrey Arshavin will take their name from the pot meaning that particular match has to be drawn Back with Man City has awarded the match against Europa League holders.

However, the confusion doesn’t end there. The images showed United’s ball then removed from balls that could have been drawn against Atletico Madrid, whose group stage rivals Liverpool were put in a position where the former moneymaker Arsenal director, Arshavin has pulled out. From that stage on, the entire draw was compromised.

It was suggested that UEFA would just restart the draw from that point on but instead, they chose to simply do it all over again.

What will it mean for the clubs in the draw?

The draw will be welcome news for United and Atletico Madrid, who have been assigned in a match against Bayern Munich. Another meeting of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo was certainly the highlight of the eight knockout ties with further drama in the match between former Real Madrid defenders Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane. Add to that the head coach of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino pitted against a club that has long coveted him and has plenty to talk about.

Atletico are one of the few clubs to openly express their displeasure with the draw, little surprise that they have been held to a draw with one of the favorites to win the Champions League. Prior to UEFA’s announcement, they had demanded “explanation and a solution” from European football’s governing body.

Meanwhile, the Premier League’s top three sides may be cursing their bad luck after what appeared to be favorable draws were thrown off the table. In particular Chelsea, whose team can only be paired with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Lille, will fear what happens next after missing out on the second of that quartet. Liverpool and Manchester City should still expect favorable draws after topping their table.

Not only that, they also lost in 3 matches – Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax vs. Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid – potential favorites or dark horses against each other. However, Man City head coach Pep Guardiola was excited, saying: “[The draw is] will happen again, I think that’s fair. It’s a mistake, things like that happen sometimes, especially with players and managers and sometimes UEFA as well. “

Real Madrid may be in disarray. Indeed reports in Spain say they are extremely displeased that the entire draw is being rerun. They had a seemingly favorable draw with Benfica before any technical errors appeared but now risk leading to a more unfavorable draw altogether.

When will round 16 take place?

The relations redraw will take place in the new year with the seeded teams playing the second leg at home. The first legs are scheduled to take place on February 15, 16, 22 and 23, with the second legs on March 8, 9, 15 and 16.

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Dustin Huang

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