UEFA has come out to confirm that they will redo the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 Draws That took place recently. According to the report, they said there would be a redraw of the 2021/22 Champions League Round of 16 after a mistake regarding Liverpool, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. They said they are sorry for the error in the first draw that was made. They described it as an absolute nightmare today.
Uefa States Main Reasons Why Champions League Draw will be Re-drawn
According to them, the error came from the simple task of picking balls out of a pot as it did not come out to be simple at the end of the day. First off, Manchester United was drawn against Villarreal despite progressing through the group stages with them, which beat the first error before Liverpool was then placed in the pot with Atletico Madrid.
Also, Manchester United was not in the pot even though it should’ve been the other way around. Manchester United got the most challenging draw of the round against French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain. Immediately after the draw, reports stated that UEFA was considering a redraw after multiple clubs complained about the mistakes.
Now, UEFA has confirmed that there will be an official redraw of the round of 16. So none of the previous fixtures will be official, and every fixture will have to be picked again.