When is the Europa League Round of 16 draw? Start time and how to watch | Football


Teams will soon learn their next opponents (Picture: Pierre Albouy – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Europa League play-off round concludes this evening with a place in the Round of 16 draw awaiting the winners.

Manchester United’s tie with Barcelona is evenly poised at 2-2 heading into the second leg at Old Trafford following a dramatic encounter in Spain last week.

Unlike Manchester United, Arsenal were not involved in the play-off round having topped their Europa League group before Christmas to qualify directly for the Round of 16.

United will be desperate to join their Premier League rivals in the hat for the draw, which could also include Ajax, Juventus and Sevilla.

Here is everything you need to know about the Europa League Round of 16 draw.

When is the Europa League draw?

The Europa League Round of 16 draw will take place on Friday, February 24.

The draw will get underway at 11am GMT from the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Arsenal will be confident of going all the way this year (Picture: Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

How to watch the Europa League draw

The draw will be available to live stream on the Europa League website.

How will the draw work?

The eight Europa League group stage winners will be seeded, and they will be drawn against one of the eight unseeded play-off round winners.



Europa League Round of 16 draw seedings

Seeded teams:

  • Arsenal
  • Real Betis
  • Fenerbahçe
  • Ferencváros
  • Feyenoord
  • Freiburg
  • Real Sociedad
  • Union Saint-Gilloise

Unseeded steams:

  • Ajax / Union Berlin
  • Barcelona / Man United
  • Juventus / Nantes
  • Leverkusen / Monaco
  • Salzburg / Roma
  • Sevilla / PSV Eindhoven
  • Shakhtar / Rennes
  • Sporting CP / Midtjylland

Teams from the same country cannot be drawn against one another.

The first legs will be held on Thursday, March 9, with the return legs taking place on Thursday, March 16.

The group stage winners will play the second leg at home.

The Round of 16 winners will advance to the quarter-finals, which are scheduled for April 13 and 20.


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