Lima, December 13, 2021Updated on 12/13/2021 02:51 pm
The mistake made in the draw for the keys to the knockout stages of the Champions League did not go unnoticed by social media users who attacked UEFA, the highest body in European football. In the same way, Leganés joked about the trend of the moment.
Through its Twitter account, the club, which plays in the Second Division of Spain, launched an ironic and picturesque phrase in which it “asked” to be included in the international competition.
“Friends of UEFA, now do not forget to put this one”, wrote the team and also attached an image in which appears the classic piece of paper — which is put in the draw boxes — with the name of Leganés.
Internet users on social networks took this joke in a good way. “I also want my team to be included”, “What happened today was embarrassing” The “It is unheard of what has happened with UEFA”, were some of the comments that are read in the publication.
What happened in the Champions League round of 16 draw?
The problem arose when, after Villarreal’s ball left, former Russian player Andrey Arshavin took Manchester United’s as a rival, when both teams could not face each other, which had already been measured in the group stage. Then it happened similar to that of Atlético de Madrid (in the end it was drawn with Bayern Munich).
Mistakes had been made in the choice of balls for the hypothetical rivals, a task that fell to Michael Heselschwerdt, director of club competitions, while Giorgio Marchetti, deputy general secretary, was the one who took the second group.
This ‘mishap’ led to complaints from numerous teams with Atlético de Madrid at the helm. Meanwhile, Real Madrid was betting that, in the event of a repetition, the validity of their confrontation would be maintained, since it was the first to leave, just before Villarreal-Manchester City. Then UEFA admitted the mistake and the keys were raffled again.