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UEFA Europa Conference League last-16 draw: West Ham face AEK Larnaca, Villarreal get Anderlecht

West Ham face a trip to Cyprus and there's a Basel-Slovan Bratislava rematch after the UEFA Europa Conference League contenders discovered who they will face for a place in the last eight.

The last-16 ties displayed in Nyon following the draw
The last-16 ties displayed in Nyon following the draw AFP via Getty Images

West Ham will travel to AEK Larnaca, Lazio face AZ Alkmaar and Basel have been paired again with group stage rivals Slovan Bratislava after the draw was made for the UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Draw as it happened

When are the Europa Conference League round of 16 games?

First legs

Tuesday 7 March
18:45 CET
Lazio vs AZ Alkmaar

Thursday 9 March
18:45 CET
AEK Larnaca vs West Ham
Sheriff vs Nice
Anderlecht vs Villarreal

21:00 CET
Fiorentina vs Sivasspor
Lech Poznań vs Djurgården
Basel vs Slovan Bratislava
Gent vs İstanbul Başakşehir

Meet the last 16

Second legs

Wednesday 15 March
18:00 CET
İstanbul Başakşehir vs Gent

Thursday 16 March
18:45 CET
Sivasspor vs Fiorentina
Djurgården vs Lech Poznań
Slovan Bratislava vs Basel

21:00 CET
West Ham vs AEK Larnaca
AZ Alkmaar vs Lazio
Nice vs Sheriff
Villarreal vs Anderlecht

How did the Europa Conference League round of 16 draw work?

The draw featured 16 teams. The eight Europa Conference League group stage winners were placed in the seeded pot; the eight sides advancing from the knockout round play-offs were in the unseeded pot. One side was drawn from each, with seeded sides playing the return legs at home. Clubs from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

Seeding pots

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)

Conference League: Meet the last 16

What happens next?

The winners of the eight ties advance to the quarter-finals, with the draw scheduled for Friday 17 March. The losers are out of 2022/23 European competition.

The road to Prague

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Quarter-final and semi-final draws: 17 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 7 June 2023

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