UEFA confirms Champions League final round of 16 draw is void and it will be done again

There was controversy over Monday’s Champions League round of 16 draw (Image: Getty Images)

The Champions League round of 16 draw will be replayed at 2pm UK time on Monday after an error occurred in the initial draw which UEFA deemed ‘a technical problem with the part’. soft’.

UEFA confirmed: ‘Following a technical problem with an external service provider’s software instructing officials on whether teams were eligible to play against each other, a fatal error occurred during the draw. for UEFA Champions League Round 16.

As a result, the draw has been declared void and will be completely re-executed at 1500 CET. ‘ (2pm UK time).

There was confusion in the complicated draw as Manchester United were held to a draw against Villarreal, a side they should not have played as they had met twice in Group F.

The next ball was drawn and Manchester City stepped out onto the field to face Villarreal in the round of 16.

Manchester United were then left off the list of potential rivals for Atletico Madrid, when they should have been, and Atletico were held to a draw against Bayern Munich, while United were held to a draw against PSG.

Many clubs complained about the draw results and UEFA decided to declare the original ceremony null and void, with a new one scheduled for Monday afternoon.

The news will be a welcome relief for United, who do not want to face Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, while it is bad news for Chelsea, the easiest of the championship teams. at Lille.

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