(Directly draw for the 1/8 round of the Europa League Table, February 28) MU meets weak opponent LASK, while Inter Milan and Sevilla clash in turn Getafe and AS Roma in the 1/8 round of the Europa League.
|Matches in the 1/8 round of the Europa League Table|
Istanbul Basaksehir – Copenhagen
Olympiakos – Wolves
Rangers – Leverkusen
Wolfsburg – Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan – Getafe
Sevilla – AS Roma
Frankfurt/Salzburg – Basel
LASK – MU
* First leg: March 12, 2020
* Second leg: March 19, 2020
End of the draw
– MU avoided big rivals and only had to meet “tiny” from LASK Austria in the 1/8 round of the Europa League Table. The big battle in this round is the match between Sevilla – AS Roma, while Inter Milan also faced the challenge of facing a high-performing team in La Liga – Getafe. Another English team, Wolves will face Olympiakos, who just eliminated Arsenal in the round of 16.
– The first leg of the 1/8 round of the Europa League Table will take place on March 12 while the return leg will take place a week later. The matches start at 18:55 and 21:00 CET.
UEFA Deputy General Secretary Giorgio Marchetti appears and invites former player Dietmar Hamann to help him draw.
MC of the ceremony – journalist Pedro Pinto – started to introduce about the Europa League season 2019-2020, and welcomed the representatives of the teams attending the draw for the 1/8 round.
Which is the weakest team MU can meet?
Because in the 1/8 Europa League Table, teams from the same country can meet, so MU can meet any team in this round. MU will want to meet lightweight opponents in this round like LASK, Copenhagen or FC Basel. Inter Milan, Sevilla, Roma or Bayer Leverkusen will be the draw that MU does not expect in this round.
Identity of the teams participating in the 1/8 round of the Europa League
This morning, the Europa League has identified 15/16 faces in the next round. These are teams: MU (England), Wolves (England), Rangers (Scotland), AS Roma (Italy), Wolfsburg (Germany), LASK (Austria), Basel (Switzerland), Leverkusen (Germany), Istanbul Basaksehir ( Turkey), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Inter (Italy), Olympiacos (Greece), Sevilla (Spain), Copenhagen (Denmark), Getafe (Spain).
Meanwhile, the match between E.Frankfurt and RB Salzburg has not ended due to bad weather. The rematch will take place at 0:00 on February 29. In the first leg, the representative from Germany won with the score 4-1 and had a huge advantage before entering the second leg.
Location of the draw
The draw will be held at the headquarters of the European Football Federation (UEFA) in Nyon Switzerland.
Change the draw rules
From this round, the Europa League Table will no longer have laws to protect the club according to the country, ie two teams from the same country can still meet each other (eg MU against Wolves or AS Roma against Inter). This will increase the competition with the drama for the 1/8 round of the Europa League.