January 21, 2022

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Cheating and disgrace! A scandalous draw sharpens the differences between Real and UEFA – sports – football – European Cups

Local media reported that the management of the Spanish football club Real Madrid was very angry at the replay of Monday’s draw for the eighth final of the European Champions League.


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Andrei Arsvin in the Champions League quarter-final first leg draw.

He originally assigned the Portuguese Benfica Lisbon to the “White Ballet”, but the second time he tried a much stronger opponent on paper – Paris Saint-Germain.

UEFA identified errors in the first recall of an external software resource.

It acknowledged the protests of Villarreal, Atlética Madrid and Manchester United and repeated the draw.

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In the camp of a record Spanish champion, this sparked a wave of resentment and a sharp reaction, according to the daily Marc, words such as scandal, deceit, shame and unacceptable fell behind the scenes.

However, one of the club’s directors, Emilio Butragueño, only told the media that the drawing process was “sudden, unfortunate and difficult to understand”.

Real Madrid have yet to announce if they are planning any revenge.

According to Marcy, Monday’s scandal exacerbated already strained relations between Real Madrid and UEFA, which have been going on since the scheduled launch of the Premier League.

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The club’s president, Florentino Perez, has always been pushing to compete with Europe’s biggest clubs.

After its launch was announced in April, a dozen clubs from England, Italy and Spain launched a wave of criticism from leagues, national federations, clubs and other fans, most of whom eventually backed out of the project.

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The Premier League was to be a direct contender for the Champions League. Apart from Real Madrid, only Barcelona and Juventus Turin did not leave the project. dpa reported this.

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