The 2021/22 Europa League is already making ready for the final 16 stage after the preliminary knockout spherical playoff ties concluded on Thursday evening.
As a result of addition of the Europa Convention League to the UEFA membership calendar, that is the primary season that has seen a reshuffled format within the knockout levels.
The eight Europa League group stage winners from the primary half of the season earned byes straight into the final 16, with the eight group runners-up contesting two-legged ties this week and final in opposition to the eight golf equipment who dropped out of the Champions League – together with Barcelona.
UEFA will make the final 16 draw at 11am (GMT) at their headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland (12:00pm native time) on Friday 25 February 2022.
The final 16 draw will likely be streamed reside on the official UEFA web site. Within the UK, it would even be broadcast reside by BT Sport.
The Europa League group winners are seeded for this draw, whereas each membership that has progressed from the preliminary knockout spherical is unseeded.
The draw will randomly pair every seeded group in opposition to an unseeded group. Nevertheless, nation safety stays in place and no two golf equipment from the identical nationwide affiliation will be drawn collectively at this stage of the competitors.
Seeded (Europa League group winners)
Unseeded (knockout spherical playoff winners)
Europa League final 16 ties this season will likely be performed in March, with first leg matches to happen on Thursday 10 March and second leg matches per week afterward Thursday 17 March.
The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals, mapping out the complete match bracket for the rest of the competitors, will likely be made the day after the final 16 ties conclude – 18 March.
The 2022 Europa League remaining will likely be performed at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, house of file winners Sevilla, on Wednesday 18 Might. As has been the case for a number of years, whichever membership wins will routinely qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League group stage.
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