Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 after a second draw was conducted by UEFA.
This announcement was made on Man Utd’s official social media pages today.
United had been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, setting up a showdown between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but the ceremony had to be replayed when a “technical error” caused United to be left out of the draw and forced to play Atletico Madrid.
United remain underdogs to win the title, but they haven’t lost a game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure, and interim manager Ralf Rangnick is gradually instilling his ideology on the team.
Liverpool qualified as group winners by finishing ahead of Atalanta, Villarreal, and Young Boys, while Spanish champions Atletico Madrid finished second.
Full Champions League last-16 draw:
FC Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City
Benfica vs Ajax
Chelsea vs Lille
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United
Villarreal vs Juventus
Inter Milan vs Liverpool
PSG vs Real Madrid