Champions League Last-16 Draw to be “entirely re-done” after “technical problem” meaning Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo clash no longer on the cards

UEFA have made the decision to void the initial Champions League last-16 draw with it set to be redone following an administrative error.

In the early stages of the draw, Manchester United were incorrectly drawn against their Group F counterparts Villarreal, instead the reigning Europa League champions were paired with Manchester City, and United drawn against Paris Saint-Germain.

The above tie being drawn would have not only seen a repeat of the dramatic Round of 16 game from 2019 but also Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi facing off once again.

Chelsea were due to kick off their knockout defence of their Champions League crown against Lille, meanwhile Liverpool and Manchester City are set to clash with Salzburg and Villarreal respectively.

In a statement, Uefa said the draw had been “declared void”. with it now now set to be completed for a second time at 2pm.

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