OFFICIAL: Real Madrid legend Paco Gento has passed away at the age of 88

The legendary and iconic Paco Gento has passed away at the age of 88, Real Madrid have announced.

Real Madrid lost one of the biggest legends in the club’s history today.

Los Blancos have confirmed that club legend Francisco (Paco) Gento has passed away.

Gento has passed away at the age of 88, and the club have sent their condolences to his wife, Mari Luz, children Francisco and Julio, and grandchildren Aitana and Candela.

Gento, who was a left winger, made 428 league appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 128 times and spending 18 years at the club in total.

He won as many as 12 La Liga titles, six European Cups and two Copa del Reys.

Interestingly, the weekend’s Super Cup win from the current Real Madrid’s stars saw Marcelo equal Gento’s record for trophies won with the club (24).

Gento is an honorary club president at Real Madrid, and the club will play tribute to him on Sunday when they face Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

The former winger will be remembered as one of Real Madrid’s biggest legends.

Champions League last 16 draw to be redone after technical error

The draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 will be “entirely redone” after a technical error, European football’s governing body UEFA confirmed Monday, declaring the original draw void.

Click here to check the newest and correct draw list in full.

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Full Draw Results (1st time)

  • Benfica vs Real Madrid
  • Villarreal vs Manchester City
  • Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
  • Salzburg vs Liverpool
  • Inter Milan vs Ajax
  • Sporting Lisbon vs Juventus
  • Chelsea vs Lille
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United

Manchester United was mistakenly drawn with Villarreal, even though both teams faced each other in the group stage while the Premier League side’s ball was not added to the bowl as a potential opponent for Atletico Madrid.

Manchester United was mistakenly drawn with Villarreal, even though both teams faced each other in the group stage while the Premier League side’s ball was not added to the bowl as a potential opponent for Atletico Madrid.

The last 16 ties will be played in February and March.

UEFA blamed a “material error” due to a “technical problem with the software of an external service provider” as it announced that the draw for the first knockout round of its flagship competition would be redone at 2 p.m.GMT.

The re-draw result:

Champions League last 16 re-draw: Ramos & Messi back to Madrid; Chelsea vs Lille AGAIN; Atletico vs Man United; Read list in FULL