Champions League redraw: PSG-Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid-Manchester United among highlights

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A view of the teams to be drawn displayed on the screen during the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Round of 16 Draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on December 13, 2021, in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Champions League round-of-16 draw was redone on Monday, with Paris Saint-Germain to face Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid paired with Manchester United.

UEFA confirmed that a "clerical error" occurred where United were mistakenly omitted as potential opponents for Atletico in the original draw. 

UEFA director Giorgio Marchetti said ahead of the redraw: "I apologise we have had to redraw to do the round-of-16 draw. There were some errors made in the original draw."

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had appeared set for another Champions League showdown during Monday's initial draw, when United were eventually paired with PSG, having earlier erroneously been placed as opponents for Villarreal, whom they could not have met having been in the same group as Unai Emery's side.

Atletico will now face United. Atletico had been matched up against Bayern Munich in the voided draw. The German champions will now face FC Salzburg.

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A general view of the stage during the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Round of 16 Draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on December 13, 2021, in Nyon, Switzerland.

Inter, who first had been drawn against Ajax, will now face Liverpool. Chelsea and Lille were paired together in both draws.

Juventus will face Villarreal, Manchester City are up against Sporting CP and Benfica were paired with Ajax.

Group winners will be away in the first leg, with ties to be played on Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 22-23. Return legs will be played on March 8-9 and March 15-16.

The away goals rule has also been abolished in European tournament knockout ties this season.

The rule, which had been in place since 1965, was used to determine a winner when teams were level on aggregate after a two-legged match. The team that had scored more goals as the away side were awarded the victory. But from now, this will be replaced by extra time and penalties.

UEFA will draw the quarterfinal and semifinal ties on the same day for this season, scheduled for March 18.

The final will take place on Saturday, May 28, at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Round-of-16 draw

FC Salzburg vs.Bayern Munich

Sporting CP vs. Manchester City

Benfica vs. Ajax

Chelsea vs. Lille

Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United

Villarreal vs. Juventus

Inter vs. Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid



Initial round-of-16 draw, declared void

Benfica vs. Real Madrid

Villarreal vs. Manchester City

Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich

FC Salzburg vs. Liverpool

Inter Milan vs. Ajax

Sporting CP vs. Juventus

Chelsea vs. Lille

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester United


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