Champions League last-16 draw redone: Manchester United avoid Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool face Inter Milan


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Manchester United have avoided Paris Saint-Germain in the redone Champions League last-16 draw while holders Chelsea will face Lille and Liverpool take on Inter Milan.

The first draw took place at 11am on Monday morning, with United due to face PSG and Premier League leaders Manchester City pitted against Villarreal.

But UEFA confirmed at around 12.45pm that the draw had been voided due to an admin error and would be redone this afternoon.

In the second draw, Chelsea were once again drawn against French side Lille but the seven other last-16 ties all changed.

Champions League last-16 draw

Salzburg v Bayern Munich

Sporting v Manchester City

Benfica v Ajax

Chelsea v Lille

Atletico Madrid v Manchester United

Villarreal v Juventus

Inter Milan v Liverpool

PSG v Real Madrid

Voided Champions League last-16 draw:

Benfica v Real Madrid
Villarreal v Manchester City
Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich
Salzburg v Liverpool
Inter Milan v Ajax
Sporting v Juventus
Chelsea v Lille
PSG v Manchester United

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will now face Red Bull Salzburg while Premier League champions Manchester City meet Portuguese outfit Sporting.

Benfica take on Ajax for a place in the quarter-finals while Manchester United will instead face Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.

Villarreal were due to face Man City but face another daunting draw against Italian giants Juventus and PSG turn their attentions from United to 13-time winners Real Madrid, who thought they were up against Benfica.

Liverpool were scheduled to play Salzburg and appear to have been handed a more tricky tie against Inter Milan.

Assessing Liverpool’s Champions League chances after the redraw, former England striker Michael Owen told BT Sport: ‘It’s a slightly worse tie than the original but Liverpool should still be confident about it.

‘I think it’s a nice trip for the fans and the players to play in an iconic stadium. Liverpool are still clear favourites. The toys won’t be completely out of the pram.’

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