UCL Draw Goes Haywire

December 14, 2021 UCL Draw Goes Haywire

By: Carlos Alvarez

UEFA Error Invalidates Initial Champions League Round of 16 Draw

We officially have the matchups for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 when the new year rolls around, but the draw itself was no walk in the park. UEFA executives opted to re-do the knockout draw after technical errors. The initial draw was scrapped before the final pairings were released, and there are a few clashes among European royalty out of the gate. Here are the Round of 16 matchups when play resume in February (15 & 16).


Round of 16 Matchups

PSG vs. Real Madrid

Inter vs. Liverpool

Man. United vs. Atletico Madrid

Bayern vs. RB Salzburg

Chelsea vs. Lille

Juventus vs. Villareal

Ajax vs. Benfica

Man. City vs. Sporting


Additional Storylines

Washington Post: Champions League Round-of-16 Draw Turns Into Fiasco After Numerous Errors

Sporting News: Champions League Re-Draw: Errors Force New Draw & PSG-Real Madrid Matchup


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