Draw for the 1/8 Finals of the Champions League will be Held Again Due to an Error
OREANDA-NEWS. The draw for the 1/8 finals of the Champions League will be held again due to a technical error made during the procedure. This is reported on the UEFA Twitter page.
«Due to a technical problem with the software of an external supplier that informs UEFA officials which teams are eligible to play each other, a serious mistake was made in the draw for the 1/8 final of the Champions League», UEFA said in a statement.
It is noted that Manchester United and Villarreal were placed in the same basket, although it should not have been, since the teams met each other in the group stage. In addition, when the opponent Atletico was determined, they forgot to add Manchester United to the basket, but they added Liverpool with which the Madrid club played in the group.
The draw was held on Monday, December 13, according to its results, eight pairs were determined, including Manchester United with Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad was supposed to play with Lionel Messi's PSG.