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Champions League: PSG will face Real Madrid in knockouts

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Champions League: PSG will face Real Madrid in knockouts

Champions League: PSG will face Real Madrid in knockouts

European football governing body, UEFA, declared the preliminary draw null and void on Monday after Manchester United drew accidentally and the English Premier League was club likely to be released. United were initially drawn against PSG but will now face a slightly easier draw with the Spanish side Atlético Madrid – although Diego Simeone’s side is defending champions in Spain. However, it means fans will be denied the possibility of Lionel Messi renewing his rivalry with Ronaldo – at least for now. Instead, the French team PSG will face the daunting prospect of taking on the role of current league leader Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team is by far the most successful team in the competition, with 13 titles, and has been in good shape internally until recently. Messi, a longtime foe of Madrid during his time at Barcelona, ​​will also return to the Santiago Bernabeu. Former Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will also return to front the club where he won four Champions League titles. The defender moved to PSG at the start of the season, but had limited action due to injury.

Elsewhere, defending champions Chelsea will face French side Lille – the only match that has remained unchanged since the opening draw. Last year’s runners-up Manchester City will face Sporting CP in their quest for their first Champions League trophy, while six-time winners Liverpool will face Inter Milan.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich will face Red Bull Salzburg, one of the favorites for the tournament, while the impressive, undefeated side, Ajax will face Benfica. The first round of the round of 16 is scheduled for February 15/16 and 22/23, with returns being scheduled for March 8/9 and 15/16. The final is to be held on 28 May in St Petersburg, Russia.

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