After an afternoon filled with controversy, the final draw for the UEFA Champions League, UCL round of 16 has been announced.
The initial draw was canceled due to what UEFA explained to be ‘a technical problem with software’.
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It should be recalled that The News Beam had earlier reported that Chelsea FC might have been a bit disappointed after the initial draw was canceled since they got the easiest opponents, Lille for the round of 16 in this season’s Champions League.
However, the gods of football seem to be happy with The Blues as they were again drawn to face Lille in the UCL re-draw.
Fans have, however, been denied a Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s face-off has PSG is now pitched against Messi’s former La Liga rivals, Real Madrid.
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Below is the draw in full:
- FC Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
- Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City
- Benfica vs Ajax
- Chelsea vs Lille
- Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United
- Villarreal vs Juventus
- Inter Milan vs Liverpool
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid