Saturday, May 21

Champions League last-16 draw: Manchester United face Atletico while Chelsea take on Sporting Lisbon

Champions League last-16 draw (Take II): Man United DO get drawn with Atletico Madrid this time, Chelsea get Lille (again), Inter Milan play Liverpool, City face Sporting Lisbon… and it’s PSG v Real Madrid!

  • The Champions League last-16 draw was re-drawn after a number of mistakes 
  • Manchester United were paired with Atletico Madrid, another difficult fixture 
  • This morning, they were initially set to play PSG before the first draw was voided 
  • Chelsea will face Lille again, a repeat of the initial tie draw out earlier by UEFA
  • Elsewhere, Liverpool take on Inter Milan and Manchester City face Sporting CP 


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Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in the next round of the Champions League, after the second attempt at the last-16 draw gave them an equally tough tie.

The first bungled draw was sensationally voided by UEFA after a number of technical mistakes, meaning the red-faced officials were forced to repeat it at 2pm today.

And United were then paired with Atletico, the LaLiga champions, while the other Premier League clubs were again handed ties they will expect to progress from.

Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League after the last-16 re-draw

Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League after the last-16 re-draw

Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League after the last-16 re-draw

Champions League re-draw in full

Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid

First leg to be played on Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Second leg to be played on Wednesday 9 March, 2022

RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich

Inter Milan vs Liverpool

First leg to be played on Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Second leg to be played on Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Chelsea vs Lille

Villarreal vs Juventus

First leg to be played on Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Second leg to be played on Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Benfica vs Ajax

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United

First leg to be played on Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Second leg to be played on Tuesday 15 March, 2022  

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Ralf Rangnick’s side will play the deciding leg at Old Trafford, in what may be a major boost to their hopes of reaching the next round for the first time since 2019. 

The club were inadvertently involved in the mix-up which led to the re-draw. 

United and Villarreal were incorrectly drawn together, but were not allowed to be at this stage after facing each other in the group stage.

After, the tie was retracted and United drew out PSG. 

However, they were not placed back into the correct bowl after the error, meaning they missed out on the chance to potentially take on Atletico.

Elsewhere, Manchester City will take on Sporting Lisbon, while Liverpool will head to Inter Milan.

Chelsea, the holders of the famous trophy, will face Lille, meanwhile – the only fixture to be a repeat of the initial one drawn earlier today before the result was chalked off.

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Thomas Tuchel’s high-flying side will entertain the Ligue 1 side at home first.

Perhaps the most eye-catching tie of the round is Paris Saint-Germain’s clash against Real Madrid, with two heavyweights set to battle it out for a quarter-finals spot.

Red Bull Salzburg, meanwhile, face six-time winners Bayern Munich.

Benfica take on Ajax and Villarreal play Juventus in the final two fixtures.

The first matches of the last-16 ties will be played across Tuesday, February 15 and Wednesday, February 16. The second batch are scheduled for a week later.

Then, the second legs will take place on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9. The second set will be staged on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16.

Later in that week, the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be held.

A number of technical errors saw the first draw voided (pictured: UEFA's Giorgio Marchetti)

A number of technical errors saw the first draw voided (pictured: UEFA's Giorgio Marchetti)

 A number of technical errors saw the first draw voided (pictured: UEFA’s Giorgio Marchetti)

Holders Chelsea were once again drawn to play Lille, a repeat of the tie from the initial draw

Holders Chelsea were once again drawn to play Lille, a repeat of the tie from the initial draw

Holders Chelsea were once again drawn to play Lille, a repeat of the tie from the initial draw

Manchester City have been paired against Sporting Lisbon, and will be expecting to progress

Manchester City have been paired against Sporting Lisbon, and will be expecting to progress

Manchester City have been paired against Sporting Lisbon, and will be expecting to progress

HOW THE TWO DRAWS COMPARE 

Botched draw

Benfica v Real Madrid

Villarreal v Man City

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

Salzburg v Liverpool

Inter Milan v Ajax

Sporting Lisbon v Juventus

Chelsea v Lille

PSG v Man United 

 

Accurate draw

Salzburg v Bayern Munich

Sporting Lisbon v Man City

Benfica v Ajax

Chelsea v Lille

Atletico Madrid v Man United

Villarreal v Juventus

Inter Milan v Liverpool

PSG v Real Madrid 

 

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