The draw for the last 16 of the Europa League takes place today, as the sides still left in the competition discover who they will take on in the next knockout round of the tournament.
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, primed to become Scottish champions this season, are also in the draw after their 5-2 home result against Antwerp last night sealed a 9-5 aggregate win. Ajax, AC Milan, Napoli, Roma, Villarreal and Shakhtar Donetsk are just some of the other clubs left in the competition who could be possible opponents for Rangers and the English clubs, who are also eligible to take on one another. Follow live updates from the Europa League last-16 draw below.
CAN ENGLISH SIDES FACE EACH OTHER?
It is possible for clubs from the same country to face one another.
That means we can’t rule out a north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, for example…
Similarly, we could see Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven and/or Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kiev.
AC Milan vs Napoli is just one of the all-Italian ties that could be drawn.
Alex Pattle26 February 2021 10:44
WHO’S IN THE DRAW?
Here is a list of every team still left in the competition, by country:
England: Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham
Italy: AC Milan, Roma, Napoli
Netherlands: Ajax, PSV Eindhoven
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev
Czech Republic: Slavia Prague
Alex Pattle26 February 2021 10:41
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Europa League last-16 draw!
Alex Pattle26 February 2021 10:32