UEL PLAY-OFF: Manchester United draw Barcelona in Europa League knockout phase play-offs

Barcelona have been drawn to face Manchester United in the Europa League play-off draw.

The Catalans have dropped into the tournament for the second year in a row after failing to make it out of a Champions League group containing Bayern, Inter and Viktoria Plzen.

Xavi’s side will now take on the Red Devils over two legs for a place in the Europa League last 16.

Erik ten Hag’s side finished second behind Real Sociedad in their Europa League group. The teams finished level on points but La Real grabbed top spot on the head-to-head.

Here’s a look at the draw in full:



Barcelona vs Manchester United

Juventus vs Nantes

Sporting vs Midtjylland

Shaktar Donesk vs Rennes

Ajax vs Union Berlin

Bayern Leverkusen vs AS Monaco

Sevilla vs PSV

Salzburg vs Roma

When will the matches be played?

The first legs will take place on February 16, 2023, with the return fixtures a week later on February 23.

The eight teams that win their ties will go through to the last 16, joined by Arsenal and the other Europa League group winners.


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