Antonio Rudiger posts hilarious three-word reaction on Twitter after Champions League draw farce this afternoon

Antonio Rudiger has uploaded a humorous response to the Champions League round of 16 draw debacle which concerns Chelsea.

Earlier today, the Blues discovered that their opponent in the next stage of the competition was Lille.

Arguably, Thomas Tuchel’s men got the most favourable pick of the round, having avoided facing Bayern Munich, Ajax and Real Madrid.

However, the celebrations of the current European holders were short-lived.

The draw had to be retaken, following an error with the selection process.


Manchester United had originally been placed against Villarreal, despite the two clubs progressing from the same group.

The next match-up resulted in Bayern Munich taking on Atletico Madrid.

Yet, United were apparently not put into the pot of opponents for this tie.

Instead, Liverpool – who were in Atletico’s group – were added, meaning the process was disjointed.

Ajax partnered up with Inter Milan, whilst Benfica earned a meeting with Real Madrid, meaning Lille was the last one left for Chelsea to contest.

Before the announcement of the drawing error, the Blues’ Twitter admin uploaded a post confirming the upcoming battle with the French side.

Had they waited a little longer, they could have saved themselves the trouble.

In typical Rudiger fashion, the German international made light of UEFA’s mistake and jokingly suggested the tweet be deleted.

Chelsea will find out their real opponents at 2 pm today, where the draw will be redone.


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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.