UCL Draw: UEFA messes up the draw as Manchester United drew Paris Saint Germain

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The eight group winners and eight runners-up from the group stage were drawn for the knockout stage. The away goals rule has been removed, so ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away. Further, if the teams cannot be separated, the winner will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

The three-time Champions League winners Manchester United drew Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Fans are already going crazy for this one as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go head to head for the second time in two years. Although it was overshadowed by controversy after Manchester United was mistakenly excluded for a brief period.

The 2019 champions Liverpool drew Salzburg in the last 16 after they finished at the top in their group. The Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn against Europa League champions Villarreal. Manchester City will be looking to go all the way after they were beaten by Chelsea in the finals last year. Chelsea got Lille in the round of 16, who finished second in their group and survived an early exit by avoiding Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Ajax. Sporting CP takes on Juventus to book a quarterfinal berth. Inter Milan lock horns against a much-spirited Ajax side. Ajax would be aiming to replicate their 2018-19 season when they almost reached the finals. The Portuguese side Benfica go head to head against the most successful club in the competition Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid has been drawn against Bayern Munich which will be another nail-biting clash.

The first legs of the Round of 16 are taking place on 15-16 and 22-23 February, before the second legs on 8-9 and 15-16 March.