UEFA Europa League: Barcelona will meet Napoli in the round of 16

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UEFA Europa League: Barcelona will meet Napoli in the round of 16

After the incredible series of mistakes that forced the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw back an hour late, here is also the complete UEFA Europa League 2021/2022 round of 16 draw. The most anticipated match is certainly Barcelona vs Napoli, while another suggestive challenge is the one between Glosgow Rangers and Borussia Dortmund.

Here's the draw: Sevilla vs Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta vs Olympiacos
RB Leipzig vs Real Sociedad
Barcelona vs Naples
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Betis Seville
Glasgow Rangers vs Borussia Dortmund
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Sporting Braga
Porto vs Lazio

Champions League: serious mistakes in the draw, what happend

Things never seen at the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw in Nyon!

A sensational mistake during the draw forced the organizers of the ceremony to start over after an hour. UEFA was forced to repeat the Champions League draw procedure due to a glaring mistake in the match of the balls, when Manchester United was picked up as Villarreal's challenger, a pairing not possible, given that the two teams were part of the same group.

The English were not included among the possible challengers of Atletico Madrid, which had touched Bayern Munich. For this the Spaniards appealed and UEFA had to cancel the first draw. UEFA tweeted: "Following a technical problem with an external vendor's software indicating which teams cannot play against each other there has been a clerical error in the Champions League draw.

As a result, the draw has been declared void and will be in full redone." Michael Heselschwerdt, Uefa's Head of Club Competitions, also includes Manchester United in the urn and former Arsenal player Andrej Arshavin picks up the English.

The images then show that the Manchester United ball was forgotten during the formation of the bowl of potential Atletico Madrid opponents. The latter, in turn, therefore had more chances of catching the dreaded Bayern Munich, as it later happened.

Uefa member Evelina Christillin said: "It happened that a ball landed where it shouldn't have ended up, there was a big mess, there was the famous 'black swan', that is to say a human error, not had never happened in history.

In the name of UEFA, I too sprinkle my head with ashes and we will redo these draws. " Here are the round of 16: Sporting vs Manchester City
PSG vs Real Madrid
RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
Inter vs Liverpool
Chelsea vs Lille
Villareal vs Juventus
Benfica vs Ajax
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United