After the Champions League pairings for the round of 16 of the competition were announced, it was the turn of the Europa League 16th, which left a cross that could easily belong to the highest European tournament at club level.
The draw showed that Xavi Hernández’s Barcelona will face Manchester United to define who will go to the round of 16. Unlike the Champions League, in this tournament the winners of each group will await their rivals directly in the next round, while those who finished second will meet the best third-placed teams in the Champions League.
The Catalans entered the Europa League after finishing third in Group C behind Bayern Munich and Inter Italy after picking up just seven points. The Red Devilsmeanwhile, finished behind Real Sociedad in zone E.
The first leg will be played at the Spotify Camp Nou on February 16; and the return in Manchester on the 23rd.
This is how the matches of the 16th final of the Europa League were
Barcelona (ESP) – Manchester United (ENG)
Juventus (ITA) – Nantes (FRA)
Sporting Lisbon (POR) – Midtjylland (DIN)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) – Rennes (FRA)
Ajax (NED) – Union Berlin (GER)
Bayer Leverkusen (GER) – Monaco (FRA)
Seville (ESP) – PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Salzburg (AUT) – Rome (ITA)
After 9 years, Juventus from Italy will once again compete in the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Benfica and PSG. In the draw that took place in Nyon (Switzerland), he determined that his rival will be the French Nantes who finished second in their zone.
In the round of 16, the first of each group are already waiting, who will see action between March 9 and 16, 2023. In that instance, teams such as: Arsenal (ING), Betis (ESP), Real Sociedad (ESP), Freiburg ( ALE), Feeyenord (HOL), Fenerbahce (TUR), Royal Union (BEL) and the Ferencvaros (HUN).