UEFA saw itself forced to withdraw the cup match in the world’s most generous club competition once again, when chaos erupted after the original draw earlier on Monday.
In the first draw, confusion arose when Manchester United were drawn as opponents of Villarreal. The two teams could not meet in the quarter-finals due to the fact that they were in the same group in the group match.
This created more problems, which destroyed the legitimacy of the lottery. When Atletico had to beat their opponent in the first draw, Manchester United were not in the pot.
After many people reacted to the lottery being carried out, UEFA decided that it should be drawn again.
In the second draw, it was revealed that interim Manchester United coach Ralph Rangnick and his team will compete against Atletico Madrid of Spain.
They tied with Paris Saint-Germain in the first draw. So it would be difficult for the Red Devils anyway.
Atletico have had a rather poor season, barely making it to the cup match in second place behind Liverpool. But they are known for their twists and turns in the European Cup.
Liverpool got Salzburg in the first draw, but after the new draw, the rival was Italy’s Inter. Inter is the defending champion and will not be throwing the ball.
Defending champion Chelsea could only take on Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Lille, and ended up with the latter.
They also took home the title of champion of France Lille in the first draw, and perhaps they will be very happy to once again get the simplest resistance possible.
The real big confrontation in the quarter-finals will be Paris Saint-Germain against Real Madrid.
The first matches will be held on February 15.
Salzburg – Bayern Munich – Sporting – Manchester City, Benfica – Ajax, Chelsea – Lille, Atletico – Manchester United, Villarreal – Juventus, Inter – Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain – Real Madrid.
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