UEFA Confirms Champions League Last-16 REDRAW
...following Atletico Madrid Complaint
UEFA have confirmed a redraw of the Champions League Round of 16, following a complaint made by La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.
The draw for the first knock-out round of the competition was made on Monday morning, but following a mishap concerning the tie for Atletico Madrid, discussions are ongoing surrounding a re-draw.
On the live television broadcast, Atletico Madrid’s pot of potential opponents appeared to be missing Manchester United – despite the pot containing the permitted five balls representing five potential opponents.
According to emerging information from Alex Shaw of ESPN, Atletico Madrid are currently talking to UEFA about the Champions League draw and the issues that took place.
It is claimed that UEFA is currently discussing whether the last-16 draw can go ahead in its current guise, given the issues that took place, and a decision on a possible redraw is expected to arrive before 1 PM UK time.
The draw in full
RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
Sporting CP vs Manchester City
Benfica vs Ajax Amsterdam
Chelsea FC vs Lille
Atletico de Madrid vs Manchester United
Villarreal vs Juventus
Inter Milan vs Liverpool FC
Paris Saint-German vs Real Madrid