UCL DRAW| Software glitch prevents Messi & Ronaldo clash as United avoids PSG

The organisers of the UEFA Champions League had to redo this year’s Round of 16 draw after the officials voided the first one.

The Football body said the computer that was used in in draws had some software glitches.

UEFA confirmed it will redo the Champions League last-16 draw after it failed to include Manchester United’s ball in the options to face Atlético Madrid during the first draw.

Round of 16 draw.

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.

Almost all teams seeded on the afternoon got new opponents in the second draw except defending Champions, Chelsea who still got French side, Lille.

Liverpool earlier got RB Salzburg but in the second draw, got Inter Milan, meaning the English giants will be visiting the San Siro again this term, after beating AC Milan there in the group stages.

United went from PSG to Atletico Madrid, with the French giants ending up with a trip to Spain where they are to take on all time highest winners, Real Madrid. Fans and pundits alike were relishing another showdown between Ronaldo and Messi only for the draws to be nulled.

The other English side, Manchester City ended up with Sporting Lisbon.

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