Real Madrid have reportedly been left furious with the “scandal” of a Champions League re-draw after a UEFA technical error.
La Liga table toppers Real were arguably the biggest losers from the decision by UEFA as they were originally pitted against Benfica, before getting Paris Saint-Germain second time around. While Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said it was “fair” to do the draw again, Real’s director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, was not as impressed. “I must say that it’s surprising, shameful and very difficult to understand what’s gone on today, given that millions of fans and the world of sport were following the draw”.
According to Goal, the fiasco has been labelled a “scandal” by Real Madrid, with Florentino Perez believing that there was no need for a re-draw despite the technical error.
The report adds that the animosity between UEFA and Real Madrid could now grow, with the botched European Super League plans already leading to frosty relations.