Incredible! The Champions League last-16 draw was the same in rehearsals as it proved in practice

What were the odds on that happening?!

Away from the individual details of what looks like a tasty eight matches in the Champions League last-16 draw, perhaps the craziest realisation following the CL draw on Thursday was that the rehearsal draw coughed up the exact same eight ties.

Coincidence? Fix?

The raw odds on this happening? 0.00005%. Or about 1 in 2 million!

Who knows.

(Video of the Champions League draw & Steve McManaman’s funny reaction after drawing Real Madrid v Manchester United.)

Picture evidence of the results of the draw in both the rehearsals and in practice can be seen above and below.

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