The round of 16 Europa League draw took place today at Nyon Switzerland. All the teams left in the competition have now known their opponents.
The biggest fixture of the round of 16 will see Sevilla host AsRoma at the Roman Sanchez pizjuan stadium Spain. Five times winners Sevilla has to overcome the Italians to progress to the next stage.
Arsenal conqueror Olympiacos will tackle Wolverhampton wanders, Nuno Santo’s men will have to be in the best of form to defeat Greece champion.
Europa league full fixture are:
LASK Linz vs Manchester United
Bayer Leverkusen vs Glasgow Rangers
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel
Istanbul Basaksehir vs FC Copenhagen
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Olympiacos
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter vs Getafe
It was not all about the draw. FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke concerning the Rescheduling and postponement of games due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
He said “The health of a person is much more important than any football game. The health is beyond anything that is why we have to look at the situation and hope that it will decrease than increase”
“At the moment it looks like it(coronavirus) is still increasing. If games have to be played or postponed until it is over then we have to go through it”.
One of the postponed games played this evening saw Eintracht Frankfurt see off Salzburg 6-3 on aggregate.
Manchester United will travel to Austria for the first leg of the match against LASk Linz.
The Red Devil will hope to continue in their good run of form in the Europa League after they trashed Club Brugge 5- 0 at Old Trafford.
One of the favorites of the competition, Inter Milan of Italy should not find it difficult to scale through to the quarter-final as they got an easy draw against Getafe.
The next round of matches are to be played on Thursday the 12th of March and second leg clash a week after, on the 19th of March.