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UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw: Man United vs Betis, Sporting CP vs Arsenal

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.

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

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.

Draw as it happened

When are the Europa League round of 16 games?

First legs

Thursday 9 March
18:45 CET
Union Berlin vs Union Saint-Gilloise
Leverkusen vs Ferencváros
Sporting CP vs Arsenal
Roma vs Real Sociedad

21:00 CET
Sevilla vs Fenerbahçe
Juventus vs Freiburg
Man United vs Betis
Shakhtar vs Feyenoord

Meet the teams

Second legs

Thursday 16 March
18:45 CET
Fenerbahçe vs Sevilla
Freiburg vs Juventus
Betis vs Man United
Feyenoord vs Shakhtar

21:00 CET
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.

Draw pots

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)

Europa League: Meet the last 16

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

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Quarter and semi-final draw: 17 March
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023 (Budapest)

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