Man United have been paired with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool will play Inter Milan after today’s redone Champions League draw.
Paris Saint-Germain will play Real Madrid while Liverpool take on Inter Milan in two of the standout ties in the last 16 of the Champions League.
An embarrassed UEFA was forced to redo Monday’s draw following a “technical problem”.
PSG had initially been paired together with Manchester United but the reworked draw sees them play Real while the Old Trafford side will face Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
UEFA had earlier blamed a “material error” due to a “technical problem with the software of an external service provider” as it announced that the draw for the first knockout round of its flagship competition would have to be redone.
The 13-time European champions Real are unlikely to be happy with the new draw as they had initially been paired with Benfica in the very first tie before the problems occurred — a clash with the PSG of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe is, on paper, a far tougher tie.
However, the standout tie of the last-16 draw is arguably PSG v Real Madrid.
Official draw #UCL
- Paris Saint Germain vs Real Madrid
- RB Salzburg vs FC Bayern
- Sporting CP vs Manchester City
- Benfica vs Ajax
- Chelsea vs Lille
- Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United
- Villarreal vs Juventus
- Inter vs Liverpool