Fuming Real Madrid protest against Champions League redraw as they go from Benfica tie to nightmare PSG clash
REAL MADRID have been left seething after the Champions League redraw saw them end up with a nightmare clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Real were initially set to go up against Benfica in the last-16 of the European competition before an epic botch-job by Uefa meant the draw had to be re-done.
Los Blancos had emphatically protested the redraw as they were content with the Portuguese club as their opponents in the next round.
Uefa decided to investigate the original draw after Atletico were denied the chance to play Manchester United.
Instead, the Red Devils were drawn against PSG, setting the stage for a blockbuster clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.
United were initially drawn against Villarreal – something that should not have happened as they were both in Group F and therefore not eligible to meet in the last-16.
Instead, a redraw was ordered and United’s crosstown rivals Man City were selected to play Unai Emery’s side.
Crucially, United were not then put back in the mix to face Atletico – with another group-stage foul-up adding to Uefa’s woes.
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Real claimed that the mighty balls-up happened AFTER they were drawn against Benfica so they shouldn't be made to suffer for the error.
The two teams were pulled out the bowls before their were any errors made.
But Carlo Ancelotti's side's appeal fell on deaf ears and the Champions League redraw went ahead.
And much to their dismay, Los Blancos will now have to contend with PSG's devastating attack consisting of Lionel Messi, Neymar and transfer target Kylian Mbappe.
The heavyweight clash will also see PSG star Sergio Ramos return to the Bernabeu for the first time since his exit this summer.
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