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Real Madrid Furious And Consider The Champions League Draw Redo A 'Scandal'

Nasir Jabbar

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Real Madrid Furious And Consider The Champions League Draw Redo A 'Scandal'

​Real Madrid are unhappy and oppose the decision to redo the Champions League draw, calling the situation a 'scandal'.

The Champions League last-16 draw from this morning has been declared void and will be entirely redone at 2pm (GMT).

A 'technical problem' caused the issues in the original Champions League draw, according to an official statement. 

It reads: "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."

The decision to redo the Champions League last-16 draw has NOT gone down well with Real, who are thought to be furious with the state of affairs. 

The Spanish giants aren't pleased with UEFA as they believe that their draw against Benfica was legal and without any errors. 

What's more, Mario Cortegana says the La Liga leaders consider the redo of the draw a 'scandal' given that their tie was done before any mistakes.

He adds: "Madrid have already told UEFA that the decision is inadmissible."

The errors in the original draw included Manchester United being drawn to Villarreal, even though they were in the same group.

Liverpool being included when Atletico Madrid were drawn out despite them being in the same group. 

And Man United not being included for Atletico, who have yet to play The Red Devils in Europe this season. 

Featured Image Credit: PA/UEFA

Topics: Real Madrid, Football, Champions League

Nasir Jabbar
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