Europa League Draw 1/8 Round

MU entered the Europa League Draw for the 1/8 round of the Europa League with high confidence when they beat Club Brugge 5-0.

MU can meet Inter – Lukaku again

Unlike in the round 1/16, this round of the Europa League will no longer limit which team can meet any opponent.

This means that two teams from the same country can face each other in the 1/8 round of the Europa League, for example, MU can meet Wolves or AS Roma face Inter Milan are both possible results. out. Thus, the harshness and drama of this round will be pushed up one more level.

The name most noticeable in this Europa League Draw is “Red Devils of Manchester”. With the formula “war”, all will depend on the lucky draw. If fate is set to face MU against Inter Milan, it will be an interesting match because a series of “former Reds” like Lukaku, Ashley Young will confront the old teammates after less than a season left.

MU team is most afraid of?

On February 28 morning, except for the match between E. Frankankfurt and RB Salzburg which was postponed due to bad weather, all matches in the round of 1/16 Europa League ended. MU won the home game with a score of 5-0 against Club Brugge to win the right to go on while Arsenal suddenly collapsed before Olympiacos after 120 minutes of play.

List of 15 teams of the Europa League 1/8 round
List of 15 teams of the Europa League 1/8 round

Thus, the Europa League has identified 15/16 teams advancing to the next round. These clubs will participate in the eighth round of a draw ceremony (February 28). The teams E.Frankfurt and RB Salzburg will still attend the ceremony to know in advance who their next opponent is.

The match will be held ton February 29 morning. the Europa League Draw  1/8 round takes place at the headquarters of the European football federation (UEFA) in Nyon, Switzerland at 13:00 CET

MU will face any team in the 1/8 round of the Europa League?

MU will face any team in the 1/8 round of the Europa League?

According to this Europa League Draw method, MU and Inter can clash with each other, so this can also be considered as an “early final” of the tournament because both are strong candidates for the Europa League championship 2019/20. Meanwhile, it will be a shame if MU and Wolves will soon be confronted by England with only 2 representatives at the tournament.

The opponent is rated as “hydrophobic” with MU is the representative from Spain, Sevilla. The “Red Devils” have never won against Andalusia. In addition, AS Roma and Leverkusen are also teams that are not easily “bullied”.

The first leg of the 1/8 round will take place on March 12 while the return leg will take place a week later. Matches start at 18:55 and 21:00 CET

Amazed opponents MU in the 1/8 round of the Europa League: Value of the team 25 times less

Austrian football representative LASK is an almost unknown name in the European arena. This is LASK’s first time in the Europa League group stage after failing to qualify for the 2018/19 season. This season, LASK made it to the Europa League group stage after losing to Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off.

Goalkeeper Alexander Schlager is the most valuable player in LASK squad
Goalkeeper Alexander Schlager is the most valuable player in LASK squad

After that, LASK surprised the top of the group including Sporting Lisbon, PSV Eindhoven and Rosenborg, which only lost 1 match and was among the few teams scoring over 10 goals in the group stage. In the round of 16, they overcame Dutch team AZ Alkmaar with the final score 3-1 to advance to the 1/8 round.

LASK has only emerged since 2017, after winning the Austrian Second Division, then becoming runner-up in the Austrian league two years later. They are the team with the lowest UEFA coefficient among the remaining 16 teams in the Europa League. Their home turf – Waldstadion – can accommodate more than 7,000 seats and was built in 1990. However, when playing in European tournaments, they played at Linzer Stadion with a capacity of 14,000 seats.

This season, LASK is leading the Austrian league table with 48 points after 20 rounds, more than 3 points behind the second-placed team RB RB. LASK coach Valerien Ismael (44), former Bayern Munich center-back.

Midfielder Bruno Fernandes will have a chance to see LASK again but in MU shirt. The Portuguese star previously wore Sporting Lisbon and once scored a victory for the Portuguese club before LASK in the first leg of the Europa League group stage in October 2019 at home. However, in the second leg in December 2019, LASK won Sporting Lisbon with a score of 3-0 at home. Also in the group stage, LASK won 4-1 at home against PSV in November 2019.

The most notable stars of LASK this season are strikers Joao Klauss (13 goals, 4 assists after 31 matches) and Marko Raguz (11 goals, 3 assists after 32 games). There are also two wingers Dominik Frieser (10 goals, 6 assists after 34 games) and Thomas Goiginger (9 goals, 7 assists after 32 games).

Team value is the biggest difference between MU and LASK. LASK’s squad is valued at 31.2 million euros by Transfermarkt, about 25 times less than MU (800 million euros). The most valuable player on the LASK side is Austrian goalkeeper Alexander Schlager, who is priced at 4.5 million euros.
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