UEFA has announced that it will hold a second draw to rectify the error within hours. So the second lot was drawn. The first was Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbabane, Sergio Ramos’ French club PSG, and the Spanish giants Real Madrid, played by Vinicius Jr. and Karim Benzema. Real’s opponent in the canceled draw was Portuguese club Benfica. PSG’s rival is English super club Manchester United. If so, it would be a tussle between superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The reason for canceling the draw was that United’s name had been invested in the wrong pot. The result paved the way for PSG x Real Madrid’s biggest clash in the 2021-2022 Champions League. The match was hailed as the greatest fight of the season.
PSG Vs Real
Although the fight between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi did not take place, the stage was set for a fight between Messi and his old rival, Real Madrid. When Messi was at Barcelona, his struggles with Real Madrid went down in history. PSG and Real Madrid last met in the group stage of the 2019-2020 season. Real Madrid finished second when PSG advanced to the knockout stages as group champions at the time. This is the seventh time in Champions League history that Real Madrid and PSG have met. Real Madrid have won three of their last six matches. Two matches were drawn. PSG won one. It was a 3-0 win over PSG at the group stage of the 2019-2020 season.
Relatives are enemies
The hype surrounding Messi x Real is that Sergio Ramos is coming down against old club Real Madrid. Ramos joined PSG from Real Madrid this season. Ramos has already made it clear that he will fight for PSG for the rest of his life against Real. It is another fact that Ramos is the former captain of Real Madrid. There are other relatives and enemies lined up between Real and PSG. Real’s academy product Akraf Hakimi, former goalkeeper Kyler Navas and former midfielder Angel Di Maria are all currently in the Paris squad. Meanwhile, Real French superstar Kylian Mbabane is set to be ransacked by PSG. Club presidents Real’s Florentino Perez and PSG’s Nasser al – Khalifa have been at loggerheads over the issue. Another fact is that it was Parri San Sherman who first looked at and tried to acquire the Brazilian player Vinicius Jr., who is growing into a Real superstar.
In any case, we can believe that the Royal x PSG fight will be a spark.
What happened in the lottery
There are some rules in the Champions League pre-quarter draw. The most important of these are:
1. Teams that were together in the group stage should not come face to face in the pre-quarter.
2. Pre-quarters between clubs in the same country are not allowed.
3. The teams that finish first in the group stage must compete with the teams that finish second. Group winners are seeded teams and runners-up are seeded teams.
4. The second quarter will be the home match of the pre-quarter seeded teams. That means the first quarter will be played at the home ground of the Seedilla teams.
Despite this, English club Manchester United, who were top of Group F, lost to second-placed Spanish team Villarreal. The draw continued with the addition of Manchester City to United. With that, Manchester City and Vieira reached out and corrected it. Eventually between Manchester and PSG. Former Englishman Michael Owen has come out against it.
Inter x Liverpool
The pre-quarter will also be the venue for some other crucial horns, such as the PSG x Royal fight. The most important of these is between Inter Milan, the champions of the Italian Serie A, and Liverpool, the powerhouse of the English Premier League. The Atletico Madrid x Manchester United clash will also be on fire. The first quarter pre-quarter matches will be played on February 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 1.30 pm Indian time. The second quarter will take place on March 9, 10, 16, 17 at 1.30pm.
PSG x Real Madrid
Sporting x Manchester City
Salzburg x Bayern Munich
Inter Milan x Liverpool
Chelsea x no
Vieira x Juventus
Atletico Madrid x Manchester United
Benfica x Ajax