The pairs for the round of 16 of the Europa League have been drawn today. There are several interesting pairs, and we are here to present them to you.
United Traveling to Austria
Ole Gunnar Solskajer and this Red Devils are meeting LASK in this stage. The Austrian representative eliminated AZ Alkmaar, who faced Man United in the group stage.
What is a good thing for the English side is that the second leg takes place at the Old Trafford and that the Austrians are the lowest-ranked side in today’s draw. United certainly couldn’t get a better rival, but still, they need to be careful, as LASK eliminated AZ who managed to record a draw in the Netherlands against Ole’s crew.
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On the other side, the other Premier League team, Wolverhampton, got Olympiacos. The Greek powerhouse stunned Arsenal in the previous stage, eliminating the Gunners at their own turf, the Emirates, after extra times and a dramatic finish.
Arsenal had 1-1 and an advance to the next round in the 113th minute, but failed to keep it. Furthermore, Aubameyang had the golden opportunity to become a hero in the third minute of the stoppage time, but didn’t convert it.
Wolves, too, are going to play the rematch at home, which is superb news for Nuno Espirito Santo, who leads this side perfectly.
Rangers Travel to Germany
Glasgow Rangers are the only Scottish club that survived in the European competitions up until this point. The Gers will play against Bayer Leverkusen now, and it seems that the Germans are not favorites in this one. Although the bookies may thing otherwise, Rangers have realistic chances to advance to the next stage.
The rematch is in Leverkusen, but that doesn’t have to present a problem for Steven Gerrard’s crew, who showed that it is resistant to such pressure.
Inter Milan Against Getafe
The Spaniards eliminated Ajax in the previous round, and are high on morale right now. Yet, their next challenge will be much more complex, as they need to take down Inter Milan. Nerazzurri are the hosts in the opening match and the biggest favorite to take the trophy.
Antonio Conte wants to make Inter a continental factor once again, and there isn’t a better way for that than to win the Europe League.
Meanwhile, Roma and Sevilla make the most interesting pair of the entire stage. Two big teams are clashing in the round of 16 with the note that the second leg will be in Italy.
Whoever wins this one will be a serious candidate to take the trophy. Sevilla is the most successful club in the EL, which only adds thrill to this matchup
In other games, Istanbul Basaksehir and FC Copenhagen meet The Turks made a sensational comeback against Sporting Lisboa, and Copenhagen eliminated Celtic.
Also, Wolfsburg awaits Shakhtar in the first game in Germany, while Eintracht Frankfurt meets Basel. The Eagles played their game against Red Bull Salzburg today due to a delay of game last night.
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