The attracts for the next stage of the Europa League has been made with the certified sides having realized their opponents for the next round.
The structure for the Europa League has been changed for the contemporary campaign, with the introduction of a play-off knock-out round for sixteen clubs to navigate earlier than the official spherical of 16.
The eight clubs who completed third in the Champions League’s team stages will meet the eight runners-up from the Europa League’s crew stage over two-legged encounters. The winners of those groups will progress to the final 16 the place the Europa League group winners – which includes West Ham United – await.
Barcelona’s first Europa League campaign in nearly two decades will see the Catalans face Napoli in a charming tie, whilst Scottish champions Rangers’ reward for team stage progress is a glamour tie with Borussia Dortmund.
Elsewhere, document six-time winners Sevilla face Dinamo Zagreb with the final scheduled to take area at the club’s Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. Porto, winners of the UEFA Cup in 2003 under Jose Mourinho, face Lazio in some other appealing match-up.
Europa League play-off draw in full:
Sevilla v Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta v Olympiacos
RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad
Barcelona v Napoli
Zenit St Petersburg v Real Betis
Borussia Dortmund v Rangers
Sheriff v Braga
Porto v Lazio