UEFA Champions League draw: Messi to face old rival Real Madrid after repeated draw

UEFA Champions League: Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the repeat of UCL Round of 16 draw taking place in Switzerland, with the first one declared void.

The trophy of UEFA Champions League is put on display before the UEFA Champions League draw. (File Photo)   -  AP

Welcome to the highlights of the UEFA Champions League draw for the round-of-16 fixtures from Nyon, Switzerland.

This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates.

With this we come to the end of the draw. We will be back with the round of 16 action live. Thanks for tuning in and take care of yourselves.

7:45 pm: That brings us to the end of the repeat of the draw with PSG now set to face Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League

7:44 pm: The penultimate pairing will be Inter Milan and it will play Liverpool; while Real Madrid will play Paris Saint-Germain

7:43 pm: Atletico Madrid will face Manchester United; Villarreal will face Juventus in the round of 16

7:42 pm: Benfica set to face AFC Ajax while Chelsea will face LOSC Lille

7:38 pm: FC Salzburg will play against Bayern Munich; Sporting will play against Manchester City

7:35 pm: UEFA Deputy Secretary, Giorgio Marchetti enters the stage and begins the draw

7:30 pm: The draw begins again! Every team is back into the respective pots and the winners of every group will now locks horns with one of the runners-up of another group

7:29 pm: If you are here for the first time for Champions League updates, here everything that you need to know about the draw

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7:20 pm: The decision to have a draw from scratch again will disappoint defending champion Chelsea, which had got a relatively easier side Lille

7:00 pm: We are back after UEFA clarified the error and has decided to have it afresh. It will be interesting to see how the teams react to a fresh draw.

"It’s going to happen again, I think that’s fair. It was a mistake. These kinds of things sometimes happen, especially the players and managers, so sometimes UEFA too. We are going to wait. Like I always said I am more than satisfied to be a part of that," Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said.

Draw Preview

The UEFA Champions League draw for the round of 16 that took place in Nyon is expected to take place again, after confusion in conducting the draw was spotted during the event on Monday.

"Following a technical problem with the software of an external service provider that instructs the officials as to which teams are eligible to play each other, a material error occurred in the draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16," UEFA tweeted.

The draw was declared void with it scheduled to be done afresh at 7:30 pm IST.

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The confusion began with Atletico Madrid's draw, wherein Manchester United was not included in the pool of opponents, alongside Liverpool. While the latter was exempted for being the same group, the reason to exclude Manchester United remained unclear.

"We are in talks with UEFA to ask for explanations and a solution after the mistakes made in the Champions League round of 16 draw," Atletico tweeted after the draw.

The draw ultimately gave Manchester United a draw against Paris Saint. Germain, which is set to be the talking point of this round with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing against each other.

Where can you watch?

The UEFA Champions League draw will be telecast on the Sony Ten 1 (SD and HD) and can be streamed live on the OTT Platform Sony Liv and Jio TV.