The second legs of the Europa League Last 16 are set to take place this week. RB Leipzig are the only team to secure a place in April’s quarter finals so far, due to the expulsion of Russian side Spartak Moscow.
The two teams were set to face each other on Thursday 10 March and Thursday 17 March 202, but Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has sparked sports organisations around the world to exclude Russia from competitions.
West Ham are the only Premier League team left in the competition, and will hope to enjoy a home advantage after losing 1-0 to Sevilla last week.
Sevilla are the most successful team in the competition with six titles to their name and will be looking increase their advantage 1-0 lead, as they target reclaiming the title from Villarreal who are now in the Champions League.
Rangers are the other British team left in the competition and have taken it by storm, following up their shock win over Borussia Dortmund by beating FK Crvena zvezda 3-0 at the Ibrox Stadium last week.
The Scottish side’s 40-year-old goalkeeper Allan McGregor was astounding as he ensured nothing got past him as his team defeated the Serbian giants.
Rare mistakes over the season have put doubt over the Scotland international’s place in the side, but performances such as last Thursday’s show just how vital he remains as part of Rangers’ glowing Europa success story.
Here is all you need to know ahead of the next round of the UEFA Europa League..
When are the next matches?
Thursday 17 March 2022:
- Galatasaray v Barcelona 5.45pm GMT
- Leverkusen v Atalanta 5.45pm GMT
- Red Star Belgrade v Rangers 5.45pm GMT
- Monaco v Braga 5.45pm GMT
- Eintracht Frankfurt v Real Betis 8pm GMT
- West Ham v Sevilla 8pm GMT
- Lyon v Porto 8pm GMT
When is quarter-final draw of UEFA Europa League?
The quarter-final and semi-final draws will take place on Friday 18 March once all the matches have been played.
The draw is set to take place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, and will be available to watch via live stream on the UEFA website.
How will the draw work?
The quarter-final draw will be a free draw with the ties numbered 1-4 for the semi final draw which follows.
A draw will also be made to determine the ‘home’ side in the final for administrative reasons. There will be no seedings or country protections.
When are the quarter-final and semi-final legs?
The quarter-final first leg takes place on 7 April and the second leg will be played on 14 April.
The first leg of the semi-final is on 28 April with the second on 5 May.
The final of the Europa League is on Wednesday 18 May and will be played at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
How to watch the UEFA Europa League
BT Sport has full access to the coverage from the UEFA Europa League.
Monthly passes for BT Sport start at £25.
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