UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw

UEFA Europa League round of 16 ties

İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) vs Copenhagen (DEN)
Olympiacos (GRE) vs Wolves (ENG)
Rangers (SCO) vs Leverkusen (GER)
Wolfsburg (GER) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Internazionale Milano (ITA) vs Getafe (ESP)
Sevilla (ESP) vs Roma (ITA)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) / Salzburg (AUT)* vs Basel (SUI)
LASK (AUT) vs Manchester United (ENG)

The teams drawn first (on the left) host the first leg. Kick-off times can be found here.

*Salzburg host Frankfurt in the second leg of their round of 32 tie today at 18:00 CET

When are the games?

The first legs are scheduled for 12 March, with the second legs on 19 March. Kick-offs are split between 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET, as organised by the UEFA administration. Kick-off times can be found here.

Draw facts

  • At least six of the eight ties feature first meetings between the sides.
  • The potential exceptions (if Salzburg beat Frankfurt, otherwise it is seven out of eight!):
    Rangers beat Leverkusen in the 1998/99 UEFA Cup second round (1-1 h, 2-1 a)
    Basel beat Salzburg in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League round of 16 (0-0 h, 2-1 a)
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their eight games against Austria clubs, winning seven.
  • The Portuguese coaches of Olympiacos and Wolves, Pedro Martins and Nuno Espírito Santo, were team-mates at Guimarães in 1994/95.
  • Wolves’ Daniel Podence will face his former Olympiacos team-mates, having made the switch from Piraeus in January.

Road to the final

Round of 16
First legs: 12 March
Second legs: 19 March

Quarter-finals
Draw: 20 March
First legs: 9 April
Second legs: 16 April

Semi-finals
Draw: 20 March
First legs: 30 April
Semi-finals: 7 May

Final
Gdansk Stadium, Gdańsk: 27 May




Europa League Last 32 draw made

The draw for the Europa League last 32 was made on the last month. This post details where the games will take place to help you plan your football trip.

UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw

Wolves (ENG) v Espanyol (ESP)
Sporting CP (POR) v İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
Getafe (ESP) v Ajax (NED)*
Bayer Leverkusen (GER)* v Porto (POR)
Copenhagen (DEN) v Celtic (SCO)
APOEL (CYP) v Basel (SUI)
CFR Cluj (ROU) v Sevilla (ESP)
Olympiacos (GRE)* v Arsenal (ENG)
AZ Alkmaar (NED) v LASK (AUT)
Club Brugge (BEL)* v Manchester United (ENG)
Ludogorets (BUL) v Internazionale Milano (ITA)*
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) v Salzburg (AUT)*
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)* v Benfica (POR)*
Wolfsburg (GER) v Malmö (SWE)
Roma (ITA) v Gent (BEL)
Rangers (SCO) v Braga (POR)

The first legs are scheduled for Thursday 20 February, with the second legs on 26 or 27 February. Kick-off times are split between 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET, as they were in the group stage. Seeded teams are at home in the second legs. The full fixture list is available here.

When are the remaining rounds and draws?

Round of 16
Draw: 28 February
First legs: 12 March
Second legs: 19 March

Quarter-finals
Draw: 20 March
First legs: 9 April
Second legs: 16 April

Semi-finals
Draw: 20 March
First legs: 30 April
Second legs: 7 May

Final
Gdansk Stadium, Poland: 27 May




Wolves Fans Europa League Football Trip Planner

This post helps Wolves fans plan their Europa League Football Trips.

Group K: Beşiktaş (TUR), Braga (POR), Wolves (ENG), Slovan Bratislava (SVK)

Wolves Europa League Fixtures

Thursday 19 September
Group KWolves v Braga (21:00)

Thursday 3 October
Group KBeşiktaş v Wolves (18:55)

Thursday 24 October
Group KSlovan Bratislava v Wolves (18:55)

Thursday 7 November
Group KWolves v Slovan Bratislava (21:00)

Thursday 28 November
Group G: Braga v Wolves (18:55)

Thursday 12 December
Group KWolves v Beşiktaş (21:00)

Guides

Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü, also known simply as Beşiktaş, is a Turkish sports club founded in 1903, and based in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey. The club’s football team is one of the most successful teams in Turkey, having never been relegated to a lower division. Guide to Follow

ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Slovak Super Liga. Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, the club changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953. Slovan is the most successful team in Slovakia with the most titles in both league and cup in the country. Guide to Follow

Braga is a city in the far north of Portugal, northeast of Porto. It’s known for its religious heritage and events. To the east, Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church atop an elaborate 17-flight stairway. In the city center, medieval Braga Cathedral is home to a sacred art museum and the Gothic-style Kings’ Chapel. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop’s Palace overlooks Santa Barbara Garden. Sporting Clube de Braga, commonly known as Sporting de Braga or just Braga, is a Portuguese sports club from the city of Braga. Its football team plays in the Primeira Liga at the Estádio Municipal de Braga.  Guide to Follow

 

 




Celtic Fans Europa League Football Trip Planner

This post helps Celtic fans plan their Europa League Football Trips.

Group E: Lazio (ITA), Celtic (SCO), Rennes (FRA), CFR Cluj (ROU)

Celtic Europa League Fixtures

Thursday 19 September
Group ERennes v Celtic (18:55)

Thursday 3 October
Group ECeltic v CFR Cluj (21:00)

Thursday 24 October
Group ECeltic v Lazio (21:00)

Thursday 7 November
Group ELazio v Celtic (18:55)

Thursday 28 November
Group ECeltic v Rennes (21:00)

Thursday 12 December
CFR Cluj v Celtic (18:55)

Guides

Planning at Football Trip to Rome

Fotbal Club CFR 1907 Cluj, commonly known as CFR Cluj, is a Romanian professional football club based in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County. It was founded in 1907, when Transylvania was part of Austria-Hungary, and the current name “CFR” is the acronym for Căile Ferate Române.  Guide to Follow

Stade Rennais Football Club, commonly referred to as Stade Rennais FC, Stade Rennais, Rennes or simply SRFC, is a French association football club based in Rennes. Competing in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football, the club plays its home matches at the Roazhon Park, located within the city. Guide to Follow

 

 




Rangers Fans Europa League Football Trip Planner

This post helps Rangers fans plan their Europa League Football Trips.

Group G: Porto (POR), Young Boys (SUI), Feyenoord (NED), Rangers (SCO)

Rangers Europa League Fixtures

Thursday 19 September
Group GRangers v Feyenoord (21:00)

Thursday 3 October
Group GYoung Boys v Rangers (18:55)

Thursday 24 October
Group GPorto v Rangers (18:55)

Thursday 7 November
Group GRangers v Porto (21:00)

Thursday 28 November
Group GFeyenoord v Rangers (18:55)

Thursday 12 December
Group GRangers v Young Boys (21:00)

Guides

BSC Young Boys are an association football club based in Bern, Switzerland. The first team has won 13 Swiss league championships and six Swiss Cups.  Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). Guide to Follow

Planning a Football Trip to Porto

Planning a Football Trip to Feyernord Rotterdam

 




Arsenal Fans Europa League Football Trip Planner

This post helps Arsenal plan their Europa League Football Trips.

Group F: Arsenal (ENG), Eintracht Frankfurt (GER), Standard Liège (BEL), Vitória SC (POR)

The draw for the group stage of the competition was made in Monaco, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be satisfied with the outcome.

Arsenal Europa League Fixtures

  • All kick-off times CET
  • Top two in each group advance to round of 32
  • Joined by third-placed Champions League teams
  • Final: 27 May, Gdansk

Thursday 19 September
Group FEintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal (18:55)

Thursday 3 October
Group FArsenal v Standard Liège (21:00)

Thursday 24 October
Group FArsenal v Vitória SC (21:00)

Wednesday 6 November
Group F
Vitória SC v Arsenal (16:50)

Thursday 28 November
Group FArsenal v Eintracht Frankfurt (21:00)

Thursday 12 December
Group FStandard Liège v Arsenal (18:55)

Arsenal Champions League Football Trips

Eintracht Frankfurt e.V. is a German sports club based in Frankfurt, Hesse, that is best known for its football club, currently playing in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. The club was founded in 1899 and have won one German championship, five DFB-Pokals and one UEFA Cup.

It’s short notice and we don’t have a guide on the site at the moment so here are some useful links.

https://www.frankfurt-airport.com/en/travel/transport.html

https://www.timeout.com/frankfurt/hotels/where-to-stay-in-frankfurt

https://www.eurocheapo.com/frankfurt/features/getting-around-frankfurt.html

https://www.eintracht.de/english/stadium/

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-things-frankfurt-germany/

The best craft beer in Frankfurt, Germany

Craft Beer Guide to Frankfurt, Germany

Vitória Sport Clube, commonly known as Vitória de Guimarães, is a Portuguese professional football club based in Guimarães.  Guimarães is about an hour on the train from Porto which is a bigger city so many Arsenal fans might plan to stay there.  Read our guide to Planning a Football Trip to Porto and we will write the guide to Planning a Football Trip to Guimarães soon.

Planning a Football Trip to Liege – Coming Soon




Manchester United Europa League Football Trip Planner

This post helps Manchester United fans plan their trip to the Europa League group games.

Group L: Manchester United (ENG), Astana (KAZ), Partizan (SRB), AZ Alkmaar (NED)

Manchester United’s Europa League fixtures

Thursday 19 September – Manchester United v Astana (21:00)

Thursday 3 October – AZ Alkmaar v Manchester United (18:55)

Thursday 24 October – Partizan v Manchester United (18:55)

Thursday 7 November – Manchester United v Partizan (21:00)

Thursday 28 November – Astana v Manchester United (16:50)

Thursday 12 December – Manchester United v AZ Alkmaar (21:00)

Knockout stage

16 December: Round of 32 draw, Nyon
20 February: Round of 32, first leg
27 February: Round of 32, second leg
28 February: Round of 16 draw, Nyon
12 March: Round of 16, first leg
19 March: Round of 16, second leg
20 March: Quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon
9 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April: Semi-finals, first leg
7 May: Semi-finals, second leg
27 May: Final – Gdansk Stadium

Guides

We have a guide to Planning a Football Trip to Alkmaar on the website but the stadium roof collapsed last month so the game is scheduled to be played at the The Cars Jeans Stadion in The Hague, home stadium of ADO Den Haag.  Guide to Follow

Partizan Belgrade away is probably the most attractive fixture; Construction of the Partizan stadium was started after World War II, on the site of BSK Stadion, which was a 25,000 seat stadium that hosted the Yugoslav national team as well as BSK Beograd. The stadium was built with the help of the Yugoslav People’s Army, in the period between 1948 and 1951.  In April 1989, Partizan Belgrade purchased the stadium from the former Yugoslav People’s Army, and thus became the owner. The name of the stadium were officially changed in Partizan Stadium. Partizan stadium had a 50,000 capacity before the new UEFA security regulations came in effect. There were 15 924 seats, 33 000 standing places and 585 box seats. It was renovated in 1998, and has had a capacity of 32,710 since. Guide to Follow

Astana Football Club is a professional football club based in Nur-Sultan. They play in the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest level of Kazakh football. The club’s home ground is the 30,254-seat Astana Arena stadium.  Guide to Follow

 




Planning a Football Trip to the Europa League Group Stages

The 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage draw has been made in Monaco, with trips to Kazakhstan, Serbia and the Netherlands in store for Manchester United.

  • All kick-off times CET
  • Top two in each group advance to round of 32
  • Joined by third-placed Champions League teams
  • Final: 27 May, Gdansk

Matchday one

Thursday 19 September
Group A: APOEL v Dudelange (18:55), Qarabağ v Sevilla (18:55)
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv v Malmö (18:55), København v Lugano (18:55)
Group C: Basel v Krasnodar (18:55), Getafe v Trabzonspor (18:55)
Group D: PSV Eindhoven v Sporting CP (18:55), LASK v Rosenborg (18:55)
Group E
: Rennes v Celtic (18:55), CFR Cluj v Lazio (18:55)
Group F: Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal (18:55), Standard Liège v Vitória SC (18:55)
Group G: Porto v Young Boys (21:00), Rangers v Feyenoord (21:00)
Group H: Ludogorets v CSKA Moskva (21:00), Espanyol v Ferencváros (21:00)
Group I: Wolfsburg v Olexandriya (21:00), Gent v St-Étienne (21:00)
Group J: Roma v İstanbul Başakşehir (21:00), Mönchengladbach v Wolfsberg (21:00)
Group K: Wolves v Braga (21:00), Slovan Bratislava v Beşiktaş (21:00)
Group L: Manchester United v Astana (21:00), Partizan v AZ Alkmaar (21:00)

Matchday two

Wednesday 2 October
Group F
: Vitória SC v Eintracht Frankfurt (16:50)

Thursday 3 October
Group A: Sevilla v APOEL (21:00), Dudelange v Qarabağ (21:00)
Group B: Malmö v København (21:00), Lugano v Dynamo Kyiv (21:00)
Group C: Krasnodar v Getafe (21:00), Trabzonspor v Basel (21:00)
Group D: Sporting CP v LASK (21:00), Rosenborg v PSV Eindhoven (21:00)
Group E
: Lazio v Rennes (21:00), Celtic v CFR Cluj (21:00)
Group F: Arsenal v Standard Liège (21:00)
Group G: Young Boys v Rangers (18:55), Feyenoord v Porto (18:55)
Group H: CSKA Moskva v Espanyol (18:55), Ferencváros v Ludogorets (18:55)
Group I: St-Étienne v Wolfsburg (18:55), Olexandriya v Gent (18:55)
Group J: İstanbul Başakşehir v Mönchengladbach (18:55), Wolfsberg v Roma (18:55)
Group K: Beşiktaş v Wolves (18:55), Braga v Slovan Bratislava (18:55)
Group L: Astana v Partizan (16:50), AZ Alkmaar v Manchester United (18:55)

Matchday three

Thursday 24 October
Group A: Qarabağ v APOEL (18.55), Sevilla v Dudelange (21:00)
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv v København (21:00), Malmö v Lugano (21:00)
Group C: Getafe v Basel (21:00), Trabzonspor v Krasnodar (21:00)
Group D: Sporting CP v Rosenborg (21:00), PSV Eindhoven v LASK (21:00)
Group E
: Celtic v Lazio (21:00), Rennes v CFR Cluj (21:00)
Group F: Arsenal v Vitória SC (21:00), Eintracht Frankfurt v Standard Liège (21:00)
Group G: Porto v Rangers (18:55), Young Boys v Feyenoord (18:55)
Group H: CSKA Moskva v Ferencváros (18:55), Ludogorets v Espanyol (18:55)
Group I: Gent v Wolfsburg (18:55), St-Étienne v Olexandriya (18:55)
Group J: Roma v Mönchengladbach (18:55), İstanbul Başakşehir v Wolfsberg (18:55)
Group K: Beşiktaş v Braga (18:55), Slovan Bratislava v Wolves (18:55)
Group L: Partizan v Manchester United (18:55), AZ Alkmaar v Astana (18:55)

Matchday four

Wednesday 6 November
Group F
: Vitória SC v Arsenal (16:50)

Thursday 7 November
Group A: APOEL v Qarabağ (18:55), Dudelange v Sevilla (18:55)
Group B: København v Dynamo Kyiv (18:55), Lugano v Malmö (18:55)
Group C: Basel v Getafe (18:55), Krasnodar v Trabzonspor (18:55)
Group D: Rosenborg v Sporting CP (18:55), LASK v PSV Eindhoven (18:55)
Group E
: Lazio v Celtic (18:55), CFR Cluj v Rennes (18:55)
Group F: Standard Liège v Eintracht Frankfurt (18:55)
Group G: Feyenoord v Young Boys (21:00), Rangers v Porto (21:00)
Group H: Espanyol v Ludogorets (21:00), Ferencváros v CSKA Moskva (21:00)
Group I: Wolfsburg v Gent (21:00), Olexandriya v St-Étienne (21:00)
Group J: Mönchengladbach v Roma (21:00), Wolfsberg v İstanbul Başakşehir (21:00)
Group K: Braga v Beşiktaş (21:00), Wolves v Slovan Bratislava (21:00)
Group L: Astana v AZ Alkmaar (16:50), Manchester United v Partizan (21:00)

Matchday five

Wednesday 27 November
Group F
: Vitória SC v Standard Liège (16:50) 

Thursday 28 November
Group A: Sevilla v Qarabağ (21:00), Dudelange v APOEL (21:00)
Group B: Malmö v Dynamo Kyiv (21:00), Lugano v København (21:00)
Group C: Krasnodar v Basel (16:50), Trabzonspor v Getafe (16.50)
Group D: Sporting CP v PSV Eindhoven (21:00), Rosenborg v LASK (21:00)
Group E
: Lazio v CFR Cluj (21:00), Celtic v Rennes (21:00)
Group F: Arsenal v Eintracht Frankfurt (21:00)
Group G: Young Boys v Porto (18:55), Feyenoord v Rangers (18:55)
Group H: CSKA Moskva v Ludogorets (18:55), Ferencváros v Espanyol (18:55)
Group I: St-Étienne v Gent (18:55), Olexandriya v Wolfsburg (18:55)
Group J: İstanbul Başakşehir v Roma (18:55), Wolfsberg v Mönchengladbach (18:55)
Group K: Beşiktaş v Slovan Bratislava (18:55), Braga v Wolves (18:55)
Group L: Astana v Manchester United (16:50), AZ Alkmaar v Partizan (18:55)

Matchday six

Thursday 12 December
Group A: APOEL v Sevilla (18:55), Qarabağ v Dudelange (18:55)
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv v Lugano (18:55), København v Malmö (18:55)
Group C: Basel v Trabzonspor (18:55), Getafe v Krasnodar (18:55)
Group D: PSV Eindhoven v Rosenborg (18:55), LASK v Sporting CP (18:55)
Group E
: Rennes v Lazio (18:55), CFR Cluj v Celtic (18:55)
Group F: Eintracht Frankfurt v Vitória SC (18:55), Standard Liège v Arsenal (18:55)
Group G: Porto v Feyenoord (21:00), Rangers v Young Boys (21:00)
Group H: Ludogorets v Ferencváros (21:00), Espanyol v CSKA Moskva (21:00)
Group I: Wolfsburg v St-Étienne (21:00), Gent v Olexandriya (21:00)
Group J: Roma v Wolfsberg (21:00), Mönchengladbach v İstanbul Başakşehir (21:00)
Group K: Wolves v Beşiktaş (21:00), Slovan Bratislava v Braga (21:00)
Group L: Manchester United v AZ Alkmaar (21:00), Partizan v Astana (21:00)

Knockout stage

16 December: Round of 32 draw, Nyon
20 February: Round of 32, first leg
27 February: Round of 32, second leg
28 February: Round of 16 draw, Nyon
12 March: Round of 16, first leg
19 March: Round of 16, second leg
20 March: Quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon
9 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April: Semi-finals, first leg
7 May: Semi-finals, second leg
27 May: Final – Gdansk Stadium




2019/20 Europa League match and draw calendar

Planning a Football Trip to Europe to watch the Uefa Champions League?  This post has all the key dates for your diary for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League campaign.

JUNE

11 June: Preliminary round draw, Nyon
18 June: Second qualifying round draw (Champions path), Nyon
19 June: First and second qualifying round draws (Main path), Nyon
27 June: Preliminary round, first leg

JULY

4 July: Preliminary round, second leg
11 July: First qualifying round, first leg
18 July: First qualifying round, second leg
22 July: Third qualifying round draw, Nyon
25 July: Second qualifying round, first leg

AUGUST

1 August: Second qualifying round, second leg
5 August: Play-off round draw, Nyon
8 August: Third qualifying round, first leg
15 August: Third qualifying round, second leg
22 August: Play-off round, first leg
29 August: Play-off round, second leg
30 August: Group stage draw, Monaco

SEPTEMBER

19 September: Group stage, matchday one

OCTOBER

3 October: Group stage, matchday two
24 October: Group stage, matchday three

NOVEMBER

7 November: Group stage, matchday four
28 November: Group stage, matchday five

DECEMBER

12 December: Group stage, matchday six
16 December: Round of 32 draw, Nyon

FEBRUARY

20 February: Round of 32, first leg
27 February: Round of 32, second leg
28 February: Round of 16 draw, Nyon

MARCH

12 March: Round of 16, first leg
19 March: Round of 16, second leg
20 March: Quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon

APRIL

9 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April: Semi-finals, first leg

MAY

7 May: Semi-finals, second leg
27 May: Final – Gdansk Stadium

All dates are provisional and subject to change by UEFA.




Gdansk to host 2020 UEFA Europa League final

Opened in 2011, Arena Gdańsk hosted four games at UEFA EURO 2012 – three group stage fixtures and Germany’s 4-2 quarter-final win against Greece – and is home to Ekstraklasa side Lechia Gdańsk. Poland have played a number of international friendlies at the stadium, but the ground has yet to hold a match in UEFA club competition.

Located in the city’s Letnica neighbourhood, the stadium’s curved 45,000 square-metre exterior consists of 18,000 plates designed to resemble amber, which has long been extracted along the Baltic coast.