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Manchester City: Fans erupt over Champions League draw

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Following a series of controversial events in the round of 16 Champions League draw, Manchester City were pitted against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

A technical error saw UEFA declare that the original draw null and void, with a revised draw taking place three hours later. This mistake was regarding who some teams were eligible to face, involving Spanish side Atletico Madrid and English duo Liverpool and Manchester United.

City were originally drawn against LaLiga outfit and Europa League holders Villarreal, but the re-draw confirmed a match-up against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, who lost three of their six group games but still managed to progress.

As one of the seeded teams, Pep Guardiola’s side will play away from home at the José Alvalade Stadium in the first leg in February, before welcoming Sporting to the Etihad Stadium for the return game in March.

The draw sees Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva all returning to their native Portugal for the first leg, with the former having the extra motivation of lining out against the crosstown rivals of his previous club Benfica.

Many City fans go wild at the re-draw

Following the club’s official confirmation on Twitter that they will now be up against Sporting in the round of 16, these City fans erupted in response to what one described as a “quality” outcome given that they avoided the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid.

“no way, we got an easier draw”

Credit: @BlueCitizenn

“Our Portuguese boys will feast”

Credit: @G12x12

“This is even better”

Credit: @Head_91

“Our Benfica boys gonna tear them up”
Credit: @Noroftheair
“Good lordddddd”
Credit: @mcfcbabs

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