The UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw features a stellar cast of names with ten previous finalists – including three former winners – joined by dangerous hopefuls such as AC Milan, Lyon and Leipzig.

Draw notes

  • There is no seeding or country protection so all 16 balls will be placed in the same bowl. Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together.
  • Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 8 and 15 March at 19:00CET and 21:05CET, with the exact schedule confirmed after the draw. The teams drawn first will be at home in the first legs.


André Silva: Milan’s top scorer in Europe©Getty Images

AC Milan (ITA)
Round of 32: 3-0(A), 1-0(H) v Ludogorets
Group stage: Group D winners (W3 D2 L1 F13 A6)
Top scorer in Europe: André Silva (6)
Form (all competitions; most recent first): WWWWDD
Domestic league position: 7th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Semi-finals x2 (1972, 2002)

Arsenal (ENG)
Round of 32: 3-0(A), 1-2(H) v Östersund
Group stage: Group H winners (W4 D1 L1 F14 A4)
Top scorer in Europe: Sead Kolašinac (2); Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud (3) departed in January
Form: LWLWLW
Domestic league position: 6th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up (2000)

Athletic Club (ESP)
Round of 32: 3-1(A), 1-2(H) v Spartak Moskva
Group stage: Group J winners (W3 D2 L1 F8 A5)
Top scorer in Europe: Aritz Aduriz (7)
Form: LLWDLD
Domestic league position: 14th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up x2 (1977, 2012)

Atlético beat København 4-1 in Denmark


Atlético beat København 4-1 in Denmark

Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Round of 32: 4-1(A), 1-0(H) v København
Group stage: third in UEFA Champions League Group C (W1 D4 L1 F5 A4)
Top scorer in Europe: Antoine Griezmann (3)
Form: WWWWWW
Domestic league position: 2nd
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Winners x2 (2010, 2012)

CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Round of 32: 0-0(A), 1-0(H) v Crvena zvezda
Group stage: third in UEFA Champions League Group A (W3 L3 F8 A10)
Top scorer in Europe: Vitinho, Alan Dzagoev (2)
Form: WDLLWW
Domestic league position: 5th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Winners (2005)

Michy Batshuayi has hit the ground running with Borussia Dortmund


Michy Batshuayi has hit the ground running with Borussia Dortmund©Getty Images

Dortmund (GER)
Round of 32: 3-2(H), 1-1(A) v Atalanta
Group stage: third in UEFA Champions League Group H (D2 L4 F7 A13)
Top scorer in Europe: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (4); of current players, Michy Batshuayi (2)
Form: DWWWWD
Domestic league position: 2nd
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up x2 (1993, 2002)

Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Round of 32: 1-1(A), 0-0(H) v AEK
Group stage: Group B winners (W4 D1 L1 F15 A9)
Top scorer in Europe: Júnior Moraes (6)
Form: DWDDWW
Domestic league position: 2nd
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Semi-finals (2009)

Lazio (ITA)
Round of 32: 0-1(A), 5-1(H) v FCSB
Group stage: Group K winners (W4 D1 L1 F12 A7)
Top scorer in Europe: Ciro Immobile (5)
Form: WWLLLD
Domestic league position: 4th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up (1998)

Timo Werner scored twice in Leipzig's win in Naples


Timo Werner scored twice in Leipzig’s win in Naples

Leipzig (GER)
Round of 32: 3-1(A), 0-2(H) v Napoli
Group stage: third in UEFA Champions League Group G (W2 D1 L3 F10 A11)
Top scorer in Europe: Timo Werner (5)
Form: LLWWWD
Domestic league position: 5th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Debut

Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Round of 32: 3-2(A), 1-0(H) v Nice
Group stage: Group F winners (W3 D2 L1 F9 A4)
Top scorer in Europe: Manuel Fernandes (6)
Form: WWWWWW
Domestic league position: 1st
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Round of 16 (2018)

Lyon (FRA)
Round of 32: 3-1(H), 1-0(A) v Villarreal
Group stage: Group E runners-up (W3 D2 L1 F11 A4)
Top scorer in Europe: Bertrand Traoré (4)
Form: WDWLWL
Domestic league position: 4th
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Semi-finals (2017)

Marseille are on the up under Rudi Garcia


Marseille are on the up under Rudi Garcia©AFP/Getty Images

Marseille (FRA)
Round of 32: 3-0(H), 0-1(A) v Braga
Group stage: Group I runners-up (W2 D2 L2 F4 A4)
Top scorer in Europe: Valère Germain (2)
Form: LWWDWW
Domestic league position: 3rd
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up x2 (1999, 2004)

Plzeň (CZE)
Round of 32: 1-1(A), 2-0(H) v Partizan
Group stage: Group G winners (W4 L2 F13 A8)
Top scorer in Europe: Michael Krmenčík, Marek Bakoš (4)
Form: WDDWWD
Domestic league position: 1st
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Round of 16 x2 (2013, 2014)

Salzburg (AUT)
Round of 32: 2-2(A), 2-1(H) v Real Sociedad
Group stage: Group I winners (W3 D3 F7 A1)
Top scorer in Europe: Munas Dabbur (4)
Form: WWDWWD
Domestic league position: 1st
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up (1994)

Sporting beat Astana 3-1 in Kazakhstan


Sporting beat Astana 3-1 in Kazakhstan

Sporting CP (POR)
Round of 32: 3-1(A), 3-3 (H) v Astana
Group stage: third in UEFA Champions League Group D (W2 D1 L3 F8 A9)
Top scorer in Europe: Bruno Fernandes (4)
Form: DWWWLW
Domestic league position: 3rd
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Runners-up (2005)

Zenit (RUS)
Round of 32: 0-1(A), 3-0(H) v Celtic
Group stage: Group L winners (W5 D1 F17 A5)
Top scorer in Europe: Emiliano Rigoni, Aleksandr Kokorin (6)
Form: WLDWWL
Domestic league position: 2nd
#UEL/UEFA Cup best: Winners (2008)


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