When is the draw for the first UEFA Europa League round of 16? What is it? Who is involved? How does it work? Where can I watch it?
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The UEFA Europa League round of 16 features the eight group stage winners and the eight knockout round play-off winners. The sides that emerge from the eight ties advance to April's Europa League quarter-finals.
When is the Europa League round of 16 draw?
The Europa League round of 16 draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday 24 February. The ceremony begins at 12:00 CET.
Where can I watch the Europa League round of 16 draw?
Which teams are in the Europa League round of 16 draw?
The draw features 16 teams:
Group stage winners
Real Sociedad (ESP)
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)
Knockout round play-off winners
Man United (ENG)
Sporting CP (POR)
Union Berlin (GER)
Can teams from the same country face each other in Europa League round of 16?
No side can face another team from the same national association.
Is the Europa League round of 16 over two legs?
Ties take place over two legs, with the group winners at home in the second legs. Ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out.
When is the Europa League round of 16?
The first legs are scheduled for 9 March, with the second legs a week later on 16 March.
What happens next?
The winners of the eight ties will advance to the quarter-finals, with the draw for that round and the semi-finals scheduled for 17 March. The losers are out of 2022/23 European competition.
Where is the 2023 Europa League final?
The 2022/23 Europa League final will take place at Budapest's 65,000+ capacity Puskás Aréna on 31 May 2023.
The winners gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.