UEFA to conduct Champions League draw again after mistake

UEFA to conduct Champions League draw again after mistake
The draw for the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League will be redone after a mistake saw the first attempt declared null and void, Ann.az reports citing Manchester Evening News.

Taking place at UEFA's headquarters, the eight group winners and eight runners-up from the group stages thought they had discovered their fate for the first phase of the knockout stages following the completion of the group stages last week.

However, with the rules having clearly stated that no two clubs from the same country could face each other, nor could two clubs that had gone head-to-head in the group stages, Manchester United United were pitted up against Villarreal who they faced in Group F.

United were quickly put back into the bowl, leaving Villarreal to face Manchester City.

However, United's ball appeared to be not put back in the right bowl, meaning they missed the chance to be drawn against Atletico Madrid.

UEFA an hour and a half later confirmed the draw will be conducted again.


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