Curious breakdown: Second slip of paper in TSG ball
Exclusive In the draw for the Champions League playoffs, a second ticket lands in the ball of the TSG Hoffenheim. UEFA declares the incident at SPORT1. Last Friday’s draw for the Champions League playoffs saw a curious scene: Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA’s deputy general secretary, pulled a second piece of paper out of the ball in Nyon with the TSG Hoffenheim lottery ticket, but let it slip under the table in secret. Many spectators didn’t believe their eyes. What had happened?”In preparation for the draw for the Champions League playoffs on Friday, a piece of blank paper accidentally fell into the ball that contained the note bearing the inscription TSG 1899 Hoffenheim,” UEFA told SPORT1 at SPORT1. As usual, the preparations for the draw and the draw itself were scrutinized and validated by independent experts:”On television, this scene did not catch the eye at all, but on closer inspection of Youtube, the fan can recognize the extraordinary incident. Marchetti let the first, in the usual UEFA design, drop inconspicuously under the table, the second he pointed into the camera. Hoffenheim gets involved with FC Liverpool on the way to the group stage of the royal class. The first leg will be held on Tuesday, 15. August in Sinsheim (from 20.45 hrs in the LIVETICKER).