UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 draw

UEFA Champions League

On December 13, 2021, the UEFA Champions League play-off draw took place. This important event has made it all over the world’s sports news, primarily due to a technical error that forced the organizers to repeat the process.

Now all 12 teams participating in the playoffs are already known, here is the list:

  • Manchester City (England);
  • “PSG” (France);
  • Liverpool (England);
  • “Atletico” (Italy);
  • Ajax (Netherlands);
  • Sporting (Portugal);
  • “Real” (Spain);
  • Inter (Italy);
  • Bayern (Germany);
  • Chelsea (England);
  • Juventus (Italy);
  • Manchester United (England).

The first rounds of the playoffs will be held in February and March 2022. See the full schedule here.

What happened during the selection of teams for the 1/8 finals? The head of the Union of European Football Associations expressed his opinion:

There was a software glitch on our end (UEFA management). We sincerely apologize”

During the selection of rivals, two teams that previously played in the same group got into one pair – and this is directly prohibited by the rules of the tournament. We are talking about the teams “Villarreal” (Spain) and “Manchester United” (England). Their last meeting took place on November 23 and ended with the victory of the British with a score of 2: 0 (goal by Cristiano Ronadlu and Sancho).