The Champions League last-16 draw descended into farce following a 'software malfunction' at the UEFA ceremony.
The original draw had seen the following match-ups:
However this was declared null and void after Manchester United had been incorrectly deemed ineligible to face Atletico Madrid, thus splitting the time frame continuum and altering the course of history. Once the mistake had been spotted – and widely lampooned on social media – UEFA made the brave decision to blame software and start from scratch two hours later.
The resulting draw was wildly different, with Real Madrid and Liverpool among the teams handed a far tougher task in the last-16. On the other hand, several team benefitted from the resulting redraw.
Champions League last-16 draw
The unseeded teams (those that finished as runners-up in their groups, will play the first leg at home)...
Red Bull Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
Sporting CP vs Manchester City
Benfica vs Ajax
Chelsea vs LOSC Lille
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United
Villarreal vs Juventus
Inter Milan vs Liverpool
Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid
Can we do it a third time so we don't have to think about work for couple more hours? 🙌 #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/6HJ5Ke04iHDecember 13, 2021
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