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The last cacicada of UEFA: it tried to change the order of Chelsea-Real Madrid

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League, held this Friday in Nyon (Switzerland), has brought about duels such as Chelsea-Real Madrid and the Manchester City-Atletico Madrid. In other words, the whites and the mattresses will play their second leg matches at the Santiago Bernabéu and the Wanda Metropolitano, respectively, in the same week (April 12 or 13), which could mean security issues with hooligans english.

In this way, City and Chelsea fans could meet in the Spanish capital -although the matches are played on different days-, which is why UEFA studied changing the order of the Chelsea-Real Madrid tie. That is, the body chaired by Alexander Ceferin He wanted the Madrid team to play the first leg at the Bernabéu (April 5/6) and the return leg in London (12/13), despite the fact that the order of the balls ruled the opposite.

In fact, Movistar Plus has reported that UEFA has transferred this request to Madrid to change the order of the matches and play the second leg at Stamford Bridge, but from the white club they have given a resounding ‘no’ for an answer. “The draw is the draw and it stays as it is.”they would have transferred him to the leaders of European football.

In the Concha Espina club they are fed up with the cacicadas of UEFA, like the one that happened three months ago in the Champions League round of 16 draw, which had to be repeated due to a “software error”. In a first draw, duels such as Benfica-Real Madrid, Villarreal-Manchester City and Atlético-Bayern de Munich came out, but it had to be repeated hours later as there were completely conditioned for the next matches.

And it is that in the second pairing of that first draw the balls of United and Villarreal came out, something that could not happen because they had already seen each other in the group stage. In addition, it was later verified in the images that the United ball was not on the list of possible rivals of Atlético; that is to say, they took away a rival from the rojiblanco team that could play (in fact, it was their turn in the next draw, now definitive).

In that second draw, the balls yielded the following duels with Spanish participation: Paris Saint-Germain-Real Madrid, Atlético-Manchester United and Villarreal-Juventus.

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