Europa League & Europa Conference League round of 16 draws

Manchester United was paired with Real Betis in the round of 16 of the Europa League on Friday, giving the 2017 champions another Spanish opponent after eliminating Barcelona.

United will host the fifth-place Spanish team on March 9 in the first leg at Old Trafford, where Barcelona was beaten 2-1 on Thursday to complete a 4-3 aggregate victory.

“It is a playing team, a skillful team,” Man United manager Erik ten Hag said of Betis, who his team played in a friendly during the mid-season break for the World Cup. “You know what you get from Spanish football. We also played Real Sociedad this season and so we know (that) only when you play your best, you have a chance to survive.”

The last Ukrainian team left in this season’s European competitions, Shakhtar Donetsk, was drawn to face Dutch league leader Feyenoord. Shakhtar will have three defenders suspended for the first leg it will host in neighboring Poland because of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

Premier League leader Arsenal will face Sporting Lisbon, with the first leg played in Portugal.

Europa League ambassador Hungarian former footballer Zoltan Gera shows the paper slip of Arsenal FC during the draw for the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa League football tournament in Nyon, on February 24, 2023.

Europa League ambassador Hungarian former footballer Zoltan Gera shows the paper slip of Arsenal FC during the draw for the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa League football tournament in Nyon, on February 24, 2023.
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Arsenal was seeded in the draw because it was among the eight winners of Europa League groups, and those teams play the second leg at home. Unseeded teams hosting the first leg came through the playoff round, which involved Europa League group runners-up and teams which placed third in a Champions League group.

Juventus was paired with Freiburg and six-time champion Sevilla will be at home first against Fenerbahce. Union Berlin will have a reunion with Union Saint-Gilloise after they also met twice in the group stage.

Roma, coached by José Mourinho, will play Real Sociedad, while Bayer Leverkusen was paired with Ferencvaros.

Ferencvaros will host the second leg at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, the stadium that will also stage the Europa League final on May 31.

In the round of 16 of the third-tier Europa Conference League, Villarreal — a Champions League semifinalist last season — was paired with Anderlecht while Fiorentina will host the first leg against Sivasspor.

In other matches, West Ham travels to Cyprus for the first leg against AEK Larnaca, Sheriff will host Nice in Moldova, and Lazio is at home first against AZ Alkmaar, potentially on March 7 to avoid a clash at Stadio Olimpico with Roma’s game in the Europa League.

Also, it was: Lech Poznan vs. Djurgarden; Basel vs. Slovan Bratislava; and Gent vs. Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Europa Conference League final is scheduled for June 7 in Prague.

Full draws for the round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League League

Round of 16: First Leg, March 9

Union Berlin (Germany) vs. Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium)

Sevilla (Spain) vs. Fenerbahçe (Turkey)

Juventus (Italy) vs. Freiburg (Germany)

Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) vs. Ferencváros (Hungary)

Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) vs. Arsenal (England)

Manchester United (England) vs. Real Betis (Spain)

Roma (Italy) vs. Real Sociedad (Spain)

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) vs. Feyenoord (Netherlands)

Second Leg, March 16

Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) vs. Union Berlin (Germany)

Fenerbahçe (Turkey) vs. Sevilla (Spain)

Freiburg (Germany) vs. Juventus (Italy)

Ferencváros (Hungary) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

Arsenal (England) vs. Sporting Lisbon (Portugal)

Real Betis (Spain) vs. Manchester United (England)

Real Sociedad (Spain) vs. Roma (Italy)

Feyenoord (Netherlands) vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

Full draw for the round of 16 in the UEFA Europa Conference League

TOPSHOT - This photograph shows the draw result of the UEFA Europa Conference League and the trophy after the draw for the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League football tournament in Nyon, on February 24, 2023. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

TOPSHOT – This photograph shows the draw result of the UEFA Europa Conference League and the trophy after the draw for the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League football tournament in Nyon, on February 24, 2023. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
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Round of 16: First Leg, March 9

AEK Larnaca (Cyprus) vs. West Ham (England)

Fiorentina (Italy) vs. Sivasspor (Turkey)

Lazio (Italy) vs. AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands)

Lech Poznan (Poland) vs. Djurgarden (Sweden)

Basel (Switzerland) vs. Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)

Sheriff (Moldova) vs. Nice (France)

Anderlecht (Belgium) vs. Villarreal (Spain)

Gent (Belgium) vs. Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey)

Second Leg, March 16

West Ham (England) vs. AEK Larnaca (Cyprus)

Sivasspor (Turkey) vs. Fiorentina (Italy)

AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) vs. Lazio (Italy)

Djurgarden (Sweden) vs. Lech Poznan (Poland)

Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) vs. Basel (Switzerland)

Nice (France) vs. Sheriff (Moldova)

Villarreal (Spain) vs. Anderlecht (Belgium)

Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey) vs. Gent (Belgium)


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