By Sahelian Times
Champions League last 16 re-draw to take place after error involving Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Man Utd
UEFA will conduct a new Champions League last-16 draw at 2pm after a mistake involving Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United.
UEFA said a “technical problem” was to blame and resulted in the original draw being declared void.
Teams who met in the group stages are supposed to be kept apart in the last-16 draw. United did not face Atletico in the groups, but Liverpool did, and Jurgen Klopp’s side were mistakenly put into the pot to potentially face Atletico – who were then drawn against Bayern Munich
The original draw had seen United set to play Paris Saint-Germain, while Liverpool had been drawn against Salzburg.
UEFA said in a statement: “Following a technical problem with the software of an external service provider that instructs the officials as to which teams are eligible to play each other, a material error occurred in the draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
“As a result of this, the draw has been declared void and will be entirely redone