SoccerChelsea receives favourable Champions League draw
─── MORGAN PIEK 08:30 Tue, 14 Dec 2021
The defending champions, Chelsea, will fancy their draw for the UEFA Champions League last 16. On Monday an error led to the entire draw to be redone and this sees the Blues up against the French outfit, Lille, at home.
Liverpool was set to face Salzburg, but now that will be up against the much tougher Inter Milan away.
The draw sees Manchester United having to travel - they will face Atletico Madrid. The English Premiership champions and reigning runners-up, Manchester City, will also travel, but to face Sporting Lisbon.
City boss, Pep Guardiola, shared his view on the draw.
“It’s going to happen again; I think that’s fair. It was a mistake.
“These kinds of things sometimes happen, especially the players and managers, so sometimes UEFA too. We are going to wait.
“Like I always said I am more than satisfied to be a part of that. I think it makes sense. So, there are no suspicions.
“All the opponents are tough. Some say one is better than the other but all are difficult.”
The first legs will be played on 15-16 February and 22-23 February.
Champions League last 16 draw:
Red Bull Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich
Sporting Lisbon vs. Manchester City
Benfica vs. Ajax Amsterdam
Chelsea vs. Lille
Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United
Villarreal vs. Juventus
Inter Milan vs. Liverpool
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid
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