UEFA Europa League draw: Manchester United to play Real Betis, Arsenal take on Sporting CP and more

In other draws, Roma will face Real Sociedad and Juventus face Freiburg. While in the Conference League, West Ham will face AEK Larnaca.

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By Hiranya Karnatak | Feb 24, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


The UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland hosted the round of 16 draws of UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League on the 24th of February. The last 16 teams are set to face each other and will try to move one step closer to the Puskas Arena, Budapest, where the Europa League finals will take place. On the other hand, the last 16 teams in the UEFA Conference League will look forward to Eden Arena, Prague, where the finals will be held on the 7th of June 2023. The group winners were given a bye for the knockout round and have been drafted in the Round of 16 matchups.

The first leg of Round of 16 will take place on the 9th of March and the second leg will be played on the 16th of March. Arsenal, Manchester United, Sevilla and Juventus will be the favourites to win the Europa League. In Conference League, the English side West Ham and Spanish side Villareal are tipped to win the tournament. Their Round of 16 schedule will be the same as Europa League, the first leg being played on 9th March and the second on 16th March.

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UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Fixtures

Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United face another Spanish side Real Betis after defeating Barcelona 2-1 at Old Trafford. United look to secure their first trophy since Jose Mourinho’s 2017 Europa League victory. Juventus progressed out of the playoffs thanks to Di Maria’s hattrick against Nantes in France. Arsenal, who topped their group now face tough opponents in Sporting CP who defeated FC Midtjylland to go through to the Round of 16. Six-time winners Sevilla face Turkish side Fenerbahce and Bundesliga underdogs Union Berlin will face Union SG.

S. No.Team NameOpponent
1Union BerlinUnion SG
3Sporting CPArsenal
4RomaReal Sociedad
6Bayer 04 LeverkusenFerencvárosi
7Manchester UnitedReal Betis
8Shakhtar DonetskFeyenoord

UEFA Conference League Round of 16 Fixtures

In the Conference League draw, group toppers West Ham will face Cypriot side AEK Larnaca as David Moyes’s side hope to win some silverware this year. The other favourites Villareal will face Dutch side Anderlecht as Setien hopes to win the tournament to make up for their below average campaign in La Liga. Italian side Fiorentina face Sivasspor while Lazio face AZ Alkmaar. The only French side in the tournament, OGC Nice will face Sheriff Tiraspol.

S. No.Team NameOpponent
1AEK LarnacaWest Ham
3LazioAZ Alkmaar
4Lech PoznanDjurgårdens
5FC BaselSlovan Bratislava
6Sheriff TiraspolOGC Nice
8KAA GentIstanbul Başakşehir



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