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THE Champions League draw was forced to be re-drawn after an almighty balls-up by Uefa.

The draw initially took place in Nyon, Switzerland this morning and saw Manchester United draw Paris Saint-Germain in the tie of the round.


Manchester United were initially drawn to face Paris Saint-GermainCredit: AFP

But it was quickly spotted that a huge error put the validity of the draw in question.

Uefa completed the draw and moved on to their Europa League equivalent.

But as their mistake quickly circulated online, Uefa decided that they’d have to conduct it again.

Why was the Champions League draw RE-DRAWN?

United’s number was left out of the pot in the draw to face Atletico Madrid.

Things had already started shakily for the Red Devils as they waited to find out who they would face in the next round.


They were initially drawn against Villarreal – something that should not have been possible as they were both in Group F and therefore not eligible to meet in the last-16.

An initial redraw was ordered and United’s crosstown rivals Man City were then selected to play Unai Emery’s side.

Crucially, United were not then put back in the mix to face Atletico – with another group-stage foul-up adding to Uefa’s woes.

When is the Champions League re-draw?

The re-draw will commence at 2pm, in Nyon, Switzerland.

All eight ties will be picked again, despite Real Madrid’s clash with Benfica having been drawn prior to Uefa’s Manchester United gaffe.

What live stream and TV channel is Champions League re-draw on?

The Champions League last-16 re-draw can be watched on BT Sport 1.

You can keep across all the goings on here.

What was the voided Champions League 16 draw?

The original draw had thrown up exciting ties including Man United vs PSG and Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich.

Original draw in full:

  • Benfica vs Real Madrid
  • Villarreal vs Man City
  • Atletico vs Bayern Munich
  • Salzburg vs Liverpool
  • Inter Milan vs Ajax
  • Sporting Lisbon vs Juventus
  • Chelsea vs Lille
  • PSG vs Man Utd

What is the new draw?

Read our Football news live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals

Uefa chief Giorgio Marchetti oversaw the draw


Uefa chief Giorgio Marchetti oversaw the drawCredit: AFP

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