‘Magnificent Performance’ says Ten Hag after Utd beat Barca 2-1 in 2nd leg
The draw for the Europa League last-16 takes place this morning as the group stage winners are paired against the play-off winners in the knockout rounds.
Arsenal were among the eight clubs to top their respective Europa League group so are seeded for the draw which takes place at 11am.
Manchester United are also through after defeating Barcelona in the two-legged play-off. Erik ten Hag’s men played out a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp in the opening leg before coming from behind to win 2-1 at Old Trafford last night. Fred cancelled out Robert Lewandowski’s penalty before Antony came off the bench to send the Red Devils into the last-16.
As United came through the play-offs they are unseeded for this draw meaning they will face one of the group winners – except Arsenal who are from the same country – in the next stage of the competition.
Following the Europa League draw will be the draw for the Europa Conference League last-16. West Ham are involved in that one after finishing top of their group and despite struggles in the Premier League this year the Hammers have been solid competitors in Europe.
Follow along for the Europa League and Europa Conference League last-16 draws:
The Europa Conference League draw
Now it’s time for the second European draw of the day as we find out the fixtures for the Europa Conference League round of 16. Here’s a reminder of which teams are in the draw:
Seeded: West Ham United (ENG), Nice (FRA), AZ (NED), Slovan Bratislava (SVK), Villarreal (ESP), Djurgardens IF (SWE), Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR), Sivasspor (TUR)
Unseeded: Anderlecht (BEL), Lazio (ITA), Gent (BEL), Lech Poznan (POL), AEK Larnaca (CYP), Sheriff Tiraspol (MOL), Fiorentina (ITA), Basel (SUI)
Michael Jones24 February 2023 12:00
When and where is the final?
The Europa Conference League final will take place at the Fortuna Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on 7th June.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:56
When are the fixtures?
The last-16 ties will be played on Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th March the same dates at the Europa League round of 16 fixtures.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:52
Are there any other rules?
Clubs from the same national league can only draw one another from the quarter-finals onwards but that doesn’t affect West Ham as they’re the only English side in the competition.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:48
Who are the unseeded nockout round play-off winners?
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:45
Who are the seeded group winners?
Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR)
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:41
How does it work?
The eight Europa Conference League group-stage winners are seeded, and the eight play-off winners (matches between the group-stage runners-up and the relegated Europa League sides) are unseeded.
The seeded club will have home advantage in the second leg.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:37
When is the Europa Conference League last-16 draw?
Coming up is the draw for the European Conference League. It takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday 24th February, at 12pm GMT.
West Ham will be eagerly awaiting to find out their last-16 opponents.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:33
Manchester United drawn to face Real Betis in Europa League last 16
Manchester United have been drawn to face Real Betis in the last 16 of the Europa League.
In the group stage, United finished behind Real Sociedad but comfortably ahead of FC Sheriff and Omonia Nicosia, winning five of their six fixtures.
That sent them into the play-off round, where they knocked out Xavi’s Barca 4-3 on aggregate, being one of the eight unseeded teams.
United are also on the trophy hunt domestically, with a Carabao Cup final awaiting them at the weekend, while they sit third in the Premier League with 14 matches to play.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:30
Arsenal drawn to face Sporting CP in Europa League last 16
Arsenal will face Portuguese club Sporting CP in the Europa League last 16.
Mikel Arteta’s men are hoping to complete a domestic and European trophy double this season, as they fight for the Premier League title as well as continue their adventure on the continent.
The Gunners topped Group A with five wins from six to move straight into the last 16 of the Europa League, seeded for Friday’s draw.
They also sit top of the Premier League by two points, with a game in hand on reigning champions Manchester City.
Michael Jones24 February 2023 11:26