The draw for the eighth of the Champions League will be repeated | sports


The Champions League draw has to be repeated after a problem with the balls with the team names. First because Villarreal was paired at first with Manchester United, a team that he could not face since both shared a group. The yellow team later learned that their rival would curiously be the other Manchester team, City. The second controversial point came when Atlético’s possible rivals included the Liverpool ball, with which Simeone’s team was already measured in the group stage, instead of the United ball. The rojiblanco club, which was finally paired with Bayern Munich, asked UEFA for explanations about this confusion, and the highest European body has decided to repeat the draw, starting at 3:00 p.m.

According to UEFA, “following a technical problem with the software of an external service provider that instructs officials on which teams are eligible to play against each other, a material error occurred in the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. As a consequence of this, the draw has been declared void and will be repeated in its entirety ”.

In the initial draw, these were the pairings: Benfica-Real Madrid, Villarreal-Manchester City, Atlético-Bayern Munich, Salzburg-Liverpool, Inter-Ajax, Sporting Portugal-Juventus, Chelsea-Lille and PSG-Manchester United.

Europa League

Two of the big absentees in the round of 16, Barcelona and Seville, will compete in the Europa League. This Monday their pairings have been drawn: the Blaugrana team will face Naples, while the Andalusian team will face Dinamo Zagreb. As for the other Spanish teams, Real Sociedad has played Leipzig and Betis Zenit de Saint Petersburg.

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This is how we tell you the initial draw for the Champions League:

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This is how the pairings remain. Thank you very much for following us and until next time.

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Sporting Portugal – Juventus

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Atlético de Madrid – Bayern Munich

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Villarreal – Manchester City

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In charge of the presentation of the event is the Italian sports leader Giorgio Marchetti.

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Possible rivals of Villarreal: Manchester City, Juventus, Lille, Liverpool, Ajax and Bayern Munich.

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Possible rivals of Atlético de Madrid: Manchester United, Juventus, Lille, Ajax, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

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Possible rivals of Real Madrid: PSG, Chelsea, Benfica, Salzburg and Sporting Lisbon.

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For the draw, it must be borne in mind that teams from the same country or the same group will not be paired.

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Regarding dates, the first leg matches are scheduled for the days February 15, 16, 22 and 23, while the return ones will be the March 8, 9, 15 and 16.

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There are also two great absent, Barcelona and Sevilla, which this year will compete in the Europa League.

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They are three Spanish teams that have qualified: Atlético de Madrid (B Group), Real Madrid (group D) and Villarreal (group F).

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Hello. After the group stage, it is time for the qualifiers to enter the knockout stages of the Champions League. This Monday the draw that will determine the pairings of the 16 teams that have entered this stage of the tournament is held at 12.00.

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