UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw: Man United vs Betis, Sporting CP vs Arsenal
Friday, February 24, 2023
Manchester United and Arsenal face tricky tasks as the UEFA Europa League hopefuls learned who they will face for a place in the quarter-finals.
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Manchester United will face Betis, Sporting CP await Arsenal and six-time winners Sevilla meet unbeaten Fenerbahçe in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 following Friday's draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
When are the Europa League round of 16 games?
Thursday 9 March
Union Berlin vs Union Saint-Gilloise
Leverkusen vs Ferencváros
Sporting CP vs Arsenal
Roma vs Real Sociedad
Sevilla vs Fenerbahçe
Juventus vs Freiburg
Man United vs Betis
Shakhtar vs Feyenoord
Thursday 16 March
Fenerbahçe vs Sevilla
Freiburg vs Juventus
Betis vs Man United
Feyenoord vs Shakhtar
Union Saint-Gilloise vs Union Berlin
Ferencváros vs Leverkusen
Arsenal vs Sporting CP
Real Sociedad vs Roma
How did the Europa League round of 16 draw work?
The draw featured 16 teams. The eight Europa 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.
Seeded: Arsenal (ENG), Betis (ESP), Fenerbahçe (TUR), Ferencváros (HUN), Feyenoord (NED), Freiburg (GER), Real Sociedad (ESP), Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)
Unseeded: Juventus (ITA), Leverkusen (GER), Man United (ENG), Roma (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Shakhtar (UKR), Sporting CP (POR), Union Berlin (GER)
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.
The road to Budapest
Quarter and semi-final draw: 17 March
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023 (Budapest)