UEFA Champions League: UEFA apologizes for shameful draw for Round of 16 | Alexandre Ceferin | Sports
the Champions League They entered the knockout stage and the Round of 16 among the 16 qualified teams was announced on Monday, December 13th. However, the process of drawing was classified as shameful, as it had to be repeated – when the crosses were identified – due to a glitch in the program.
In the first place, shocking crosses were appreciated, such as Lionel Messi, PSG against Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United or Atletico Madrid against Bayern Munich. However, when the balls were moved again, it resulted in The Parisians now face Real MadridWhile the mattresses for the Red Devils.
UEFA President, Alexander Severin, provided statements in which he commented on how they proceeded in the face of the error and that they eventually repeated the draw for transparency.
“We got information that something was wrong with the software, and I had a meeting with them on the phone, the presenters and They suggested re-checking and that it was not known when the error occurred”Ceferin said, according to the Marca newspaper.
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“We decided to be transparent and say that to learn for the future. It is too early to know the possible consequences.“he added.
He also apologized for what happened. “We cannot rely too much on technology. It was not a human error, it was a mistake by UEFA, we apologize to everyone”UEFA President said.
See the final transfers for the Champions League
- Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich
- Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City
- Benfica vs Ajax
- Chelsea vs Lille
- Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United
- Villarreal vs. Juventus
- Inter vs Liverpool
- Paris Saint-Germain vs. real Madrid
When will you play the knockout stages of the Champions League?
The first legs will be played between two weeks and February 23, while the return matches will take place between March 8 and 16.