UEL Round-Of-16 Draws: Barcelona gets Galatasaray, Porto to face Lyon in tie of the Round

Spanish La Liga side FC Barcelona have been pitted to face Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray, following the conclusion of the UEFA Europa League Round-of-16 Draws which took place at the European football governing body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Scottish giants Rangers who overcame German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund 6-4 on aggregate, will face Crvena Zvezda of Serbia.

Portuguese Primeira Liga side Braga who saw off the challenge of Moldovan clubside Sheriff Tiraspol via penalties, will play AS Monaco in the next round.

In what could be the tie of the round, former champions FC Porto will lock horns with French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais.

Italian Serie A high flyers Atalanta will be up against Bundesliga outfit Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

In another marquee match-up, Spanish La Liga clubside Sevilla who narrowly edged Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia 3-2 on aggregate, will play London outfit West Ham United.

Catalan outfit FC Barcelona who impressively dismissed Italian Serie A side Napoli 5-3 on aggregate, will welcome Turkish Super Lig team Galatasaray to the Camp Nou.

Elsewhere, German side RB Leipzig will have a date with Russian team Spartak Moscow.

Finally, to complete the fixture line-up, Spanish side Real Betis will file out against Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

Below is the full complement of the Europa League Round-Of-16 Draws. Who do you fancy to reach the quarter-finals?

Match Dates:

The first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round-Of-16 will be played on the 10th of March, with the return legs slated for March 17th, 2022.

However, FC Porto and Real Betis will play their own first leg on Wednesday 9th March (kick-off 18:45 CET), in order to avoid a clash involving Braga and Sevilla respectively. The other first legs will take place on Thursday 10th March.

When is the 2022 Europa League Final?

The 2021/2022 Europa League Final will be played at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, which is the homeground of all-time record winners Sevilla on Wednesday 18th May, 2022. As has been the case for several years, whichever club wins will automatically qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage.

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