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Friday, April 19, 2024

Liverpool get Sparta Prague; West Ham face Freiburg repeat –

The draw for the last 16 of the 2023/24 Europa League is upon us.

The sides who finished top of their groups were back in the draw for this round, with the likes of Liverpool, West Ham United and Bayer Leverkusen are all learning their opponents for the next stage of their European journeys.

Follow along for every update from Friday’s draw.

Europa League last 16 fixtures

  • Sparta Prague vs Liverpool
  • Marseille vs Villarreal
  • Roma vs Brighton
  • Benfica vs Rangers
  • Freiburg vs West Ham
  • Sporting CP vs Atalanta
  • AC Milan vs Slavia Prague
  • Qarabag vs Bayer Leverkusen

Live updates

11:22 – And that’s a wrap! Nice and easy this time around. Some huge ties there to look forward to. Keep your eyes peeled on 90min for more reaction to the Europa League draw.

11:21 – And bringing us home are Qarabag, who have the unenviable task of taking on Bayer Leverkusen.

11:20 – It’s AC Milan time. Out the hat for the Rossoneri come Slavia Praha.

11:19 – Sporting CP out next. A tough opponent for Atalanta. What a fun game that looks like, by the way.

11:18 – Freiburg avoid Bayer Leverkusen at this stage but must instead take on West Ham United once again.

11:17 – O’Shea’s next pick is Benfica, who have a meeting with Rangers to look forward to.

11:15 – Roma can’t face Atalanta but will instead clash with Brighton.

11:14 – Marseille out next, taking on Villarreal.

11:13 – After a struggle with the balls, O’Shea picks Sparta Prague out of the hat first. They’ll face Liverpool.

11:12 – It’s go time!

11:10 – A nice reminder of how a draw works. Cheers.

11:08 – O’Shea backs an English team to reach the final but refuses to utter Liverpool’s name. Proper United.

11:07 – And here comes Irish legend and former Manchester United star John O’Shea, an ambassador for this season’s final, which will be held in Dublin.

11:05 – Giorgio Marchetti is here once again with a lovely little speech. A shout out to Qarabag for being the first Azerbaijani side to reach the knockout stages.

11:00 – We’re underway at UEFA HQ. Hopefully there isn’t too much carry-on before the actual draw takes place. Time for the obligatory video package.

When will the Europa League last 16 games be played?

The unseeded sides will host the first legs of the round on March 7, with the seeded teams at home for the return fixtures a week later on March 14.

The draws for the quarter-final and semi-final will then be held on March 15. This year’s final will be held in Dublin, Ireland on May 22.

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