UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 draw
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League last-16 draw took place on 24 February.
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The 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 draw took place on 24 February at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
Who faces who in the round of 16?
AEK Larnaca vs West Ham
Fiorentina vs Sivasspor
Lazio vs AZ Alkmaar
Lech Poznań vs Djurgården
Basel vs Slovan Bratislava
Sheriff vs Nice
Anderlecht vs Villarreal
Gent vs İstanbul Başakşehir
How the draw worked
• The Europa Conference League group winners were drawn against the eight winners of the knockout round play-offs.
• Clubs from the same association could not be drawn against each other.
• The Europa Conference League group winners play the return legs at home.
Seeded: AZ Alkmaar (NED), Djurgården (SWE), İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR), Nice (FRA), Sivasspor (TUR), Slovan Bratislava (SVK), Villarreal (ESP), West Ham (ENG)
Unseeded: AEK Larnaca (CYP), Anderlecht (BEL), Basel (SUI), Fiorentina (ITA), Gent (BEL), Lazio (ITA), Lech (POL), Sheriff (MDA)
• Due to the city clash between Roma and Lazio, and in order to respect the sporting criteria of the competition (both teams have to play the first leg of their respective round of 16 ties at home), one of the two first-leg matches will be played on a Tuesday. In accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, Roma had priority, having won the UEFA Europa Conference League. Lazio therefore play their first leg in the round of 16 at home to AZ Alkmaar at 18:45 CET on Tuesday 7 March.
• Due to the city clash between Fenerbahçe and İstanbul Başakşehir, and in order to respect the sporting criteria of the competition (both teams have to play the return leg of their respective round of 16 ties at home), one of the two return-leg matches will be played on a Wednesday. In accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, Fenerbahçe had priority, having finished in a higher position in their domestic championship. İstanbul Başakşehir therefore play their home return leg against Gent at 18:00 CET on Wednesday 15 March.
What happens next?
Winners Advance to the Europa Conference League quarter-finals.
Beaten sides Eliminated.
When are Europa Conference League matches?
Round of 16: 7/9 & 15/16 March 2023
Quarter and semi-final draw: 17 March
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 7 June 2023
Where is the 2023 Europa Conference League final?
Eden Arena in Prague, Czechia, will host the final on 7 June. It is the home of Slavia Praha.
The winners gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.