The final round of the Europa League round 1/16 has been announced with 16 pairs of matches revealed. 19:00 Monday night December 16, the draw took place. Very quickly, big players like MU, Arsenal, Inter Milan have soon identified their opponents in the next round.
MU will face the team from C1, Club Brugge, Arsenal catch the leaves to visit Olympiakos while the two Italian giants Inter Milan and AS Roma face rivals Ludogorers and KAA Gent.
After knowing the results of the draw, the clubs will have a break in the New Year. The Europa League will return in late February, with the first leg of the match taking place on February 20, the second leg taking place on February 27.
Pre-draw format for the round of 1/16 Europa League
According to the formula given by UEFA, teams will face off against each other in the group stage and teams from the same country will not face each other in the round of 1/16. Thus, an attractive scenario with many intense confrontations can take place right in this round.
MU, Arsenal can face AS Roma, Shakhtar Donets or Sporting Lisbon right away in the round of 16. These are all well-known teams in the C2 league ground. Certainly these visits are something the English teams (as well as Germany) do not want.
Another scenario is that Inter Milan dropped from C1 might face Wolverhampton or Sporting Lisbon or Shakhtar Donets. Set of 4 Shakhtar, Sporting Lisbon, AS Roma and Wolves are the most dangerous cards in the seedless group.
This year is the 49th year of the second highest European tournament to be held, and the 11th year since this tournament was named the Europa League. The 2019-2020 Europa League final will take place at the Energa Gdańsk Stadium, Gdańsk City – Poland.
2 specific seed groups in the round of 1/16 Europa League
MU, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Ajax, Sevilla, Porto, Benfica, Celtic, Braga, Basel, Espanyol, Gent, Istanbul, LASK, Malmo, Salzburg.
Leverkusen, Frankfurt, AS Roma, Shakhtar Donets, Wolves, Sporting Lisbon, APOEL, AZ Alkmaar, Cluj, Club Brugge, Copenhagen, Getafe, Ludogorets, Olympiacos, Rangers, Wolfsburg