EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW GUIDE: Who can the British clubs face?

EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW GUIDE: Manchester United progress to last 16 as well as Wolves and Rangers… so who can the British clubs face?

  • Europa League round of 16 draw takes place at 12pm GMT on February 28
  • UK viewers can watch Europa League draw on BT Sport 1 OR the UEFA website 
  • There are no seedings or country protections in the Europa League draw  

Manchester United and Wolves moved one step closer in their bid to lift the Europa League trophy on Thursday night.

The Red Devils breezed past Club Brugge in the last 32 as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side overcame Espanyol. Steven Gerrard’s pulled off a remarkable result against Braga to qualify for the next stage.

Sportsmail provide you with everything you need to know for Europa League last-16 draw including teams that progressed and who the British clubs can face. Plus, the worst and best scenarios for the British sides.

Premier League clubs will discover their opponents on Friday in the Europa League draw 

When and what time is the draw?

The round of 16 draw for Europa League tournament takes place at 12pm GMT on Friday 28th February.

How to watch draw?

UK viewers can watch Europa League last 16 draw live on BT Sport 1 for UK.

Alternatively, you can follow our live blog coverage of the Europa League last 16 draw starting from 10am GMT. 

Where is the draw taking place?  

The draw takes place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Nuno Espirito Santo will be watching the draw closely to see who Wolves get in the next round

How does the draw work?

There will be no seedlings or country protection meaning all teams are eligible to face each other. 

The first team drawn gets the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 clash at home with the second leg then played at oppositions home ground.  

Who are the Europa League last-16 teams?

Manchester United (ENG) 

Olympiacos (GRE) 

Wolves (ENG) 

Rangers (SCO) 

Copenhagen (DEN)

Sevilla (ESP)

Shakthar Donetsk (UKR)

Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR)

Wolfsburg (GER) 

Roma (ITA) 


Inter Milan (ITA)

FC Basel (SWI)

Red Bull Salzburg (AUS) OR Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 

Getafe (ESP)

With no seedings or country protection it’s possible for the four British clubs left to clash in the round of 16. 

However, there are 12 other European clubs they can also face at this stage of the tournament.

Best case scenario for British clubs

LASK would be the draw that most teams will be hoping for. The Austrian league leaders managed to overcome AZ Alkmaar in the last-32 but are probably the weakest team left and Austria isn’t far for British clubs to travel too. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping for a kind draw for the last-16 of the Europa League

Worst case scenario for British clubs

The British clubs won’t want to face each other but the most daunting task would be Inter Milan. 

Antonio Conte’s side brushed aside Ludogorets in the last-16 and with Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Christian Eriksen in their ranks, they are the favourites to win the competition. 

Shortest and longest trip for British clubs 

Manchester United and Wolves’ shortest journeys would be against each other at just 74 miles.

Rangers‘ shortest trip would be against the Red Devils at a distance of 217 miles. 

Whereas the longest journey for the British clubs would be a trip to Turkey to face Istanbul Başakşehir which would see them travel a mammoth 1864 miles. 

 Key Dates

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

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