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UEFA Europa League round of 16: meet the teams

UEFA.com profiles the UEFA Europa League round of 16 contenders.

Meet the last 16
Meet the last 16

Europa League round of 16 ties

Ajax (NED) vs Young Boys (SUI)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs Villarreal (ESP)
Roma (ITA) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Olympiacos (GRE) vs Arsenal (ENG)
Tottenham (ENG) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Manchester United (ENG) vs AC Milan (ITA)
Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Rangers (SCO)
Granada (ESP) vs Molde (NOR)

Ajax (NED) vs Young Boys (SUI)

Ajax (NED)
UEFA ranking: 18
Transferring from UEFA Champions League, 4-2 LOSC (R32)
Last season: round of 32 (L vs Getafe)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: winners (1992)

Young Boys (SUI)
UEFA ranking: 42
Group A runners-up, 6-3 Leverkusen (R32)
Last season: group stage
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: round of 16 (2021)

1992 final: Jonk stunner in Ajax win
1992 final: Jonk stunner in Ajax win

Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs Villarreal (ESP)

Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
UEFA ranking: 31
Transferring from UEFA Champions League, 2-1 Club Brugge (R32)
Last season: group stage
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: semi-finals (2019)

Villarreal (ESP) 
UEFA ranking: 30
Group I winners, 4-1 Salzburg (R32)
Last season: N/A
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: semi-finals (2004, 2011, 2016)

Highlights: Villarreal 2-1 Salzburg
Highlights: Villarreal 2-1 Salzburg

Roma (ITA) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Roma (ITA)
UEFA ranking: 17
Group A winners, 5-1 Braga (R32)
Last season: round of 16 (L vs Sevilla)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: runners-up (1991)

Shakhtar (UKR)
UEFA ranking: 16
Transferring from UEFA Champions League, 3-0 M. Tel-Aviv (R32)
Last season: semi-finals (L vs Inter)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: winners (2009)

Luiz Adriano looks back on Shakhtar's 2009 glory
Luiz Adriano looks back on Shakhtar's 2009 glory

Olympiacos (GRE) vs Arsenal (ENG)

Olympiacos (GRE)
UEFA ranking: 36
Transferring from UEFA Champions League, 5-4 PSV (R32)
Last season: round of 16 (L vs Wolves)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: round of 16 (1990, 2005, 2017, 2020, 2021)

Arsenal (ENG)
UEFA ranking: 11
Group B winners, 4-3 Benfica (R32)
Last season: round of 32 (L vs Olympiacos)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: runners-up (2000, 2019)

Highlights: Arsenal 3-2 Benfica
Highlights: Arsenal 3-2 Benfica

Tottenham (ENG) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

Tottenham (ENG)
UEFA ranking: 14
Group J winners, 8-1 Wolfsberg (R32)
Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16 (L vs Leipzig)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: winners (1972, 1984)

1984 final highlights: Tottenham penalty drama
1984 final highlights: Tottenham penalty drama

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
UEFA ranking: 35
Group K winners, 4-2 Krasnodar (R32)
Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: round of 16 (1998, 2019)

Manchester United (ENG) vs AC Milan (ITA)

Manchester United (ENG)
UEFA ranking: 8
Transferring from UEFA Champions League, 4-0 Real Sociedad (R32)
Last season: semi-finals (L vs Sevilla)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: winners (2017)

2017 final highlights: Manchester United 2-0 Ajax
2017 final highlights: Manchester United 2-0 Ajax

AC Milan (ITA)
UEFA ranking: 54
Group H winners, 3-3 Crvena zvezda (away goals, R32)
Last season: N/A
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: semi-finals (1972, 2002)

Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Rangers (SCO)

Slavia Praha (CZE)
UEFA ranking: 39
Group C runners-up, 2-0 Leicester (R32)
Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: semi-finals (1996)

Highlights: Leicester 0-2 Slavia Praha
Highlights: Leicester 0-2 Slavia Praha

Rangers (SCO)
UEFA ranking: 53
Group D winners, 9-5 Antwerp (R32)
Last season: round of 16 (L vs Leverkusen)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: runners-up (2008)

Granada (ESP) vs Molde (NOR)

Granada (ESP)
UEFA ranking: 78
Group E runners-up, 3-2 Napoli (R32)
Last season: N/A
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: round of 16 (2021)

Nothing is Written: Granada
Nothing is Written: Granada

Molde (NOR)
UEFA ranking: 98
Group B runners-up, 5-3 Hoffenheim (R32)
Last season: play-offs (L vs Partizan)
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League best: round of 16 (2021)