Europa League Round 16 Draw: Record champions Sevilla drawn against WestHam; Barcelona face Galatasaray
The Europa League Round of 16 draw took place in Nyon on Friday morning with sixteen teams available to be drawn against each other for a place in the quarterfinals.
The eight group winners from the Europa League group stage were already in the hat from December and were joined by the eight winners from the playoffs.
The eight group stage winners were seeded for the draw while those who won the play off matches were unseeded.
With the UEFA regulations, all seeded teams will play the first leg of the ties away with the return legs being played at their home venue.
No team was able to be drawn against a club from their own country, another blanket rule across UEFA competitions that remains until the quarter final stage.
Barcelona who are the biggest brand in the competition are participating in the tournament for the first time since 2004 after suffering a shock group-stage elimination from the Champions League.
The Catalans who made light work of Napoli on Thursday night in the play off tie were drawn against Turkish giants Galatasaray, who won the UEFA Cup in 2000.
Another match of interest will be that of West Ham against record champions Sevilla, who have won the competition six times – all since 2006.
Rangers will take on Serbian giants Crvena Zvevda, who have lost just one of their last 13 matches in the competition.
The first legs of the Round of 16 ties will be played on March 10, with the return fixtures a week later on March 17.
This year’s Europa League final will be staged in Seville at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen
Barcelona vs Galatasaray
Braga vs Monaco
Porto vs Olympique Lyonnais
Rangers vs Crvena Zvevda
Real Betis vs Eintracht Frankfurt
RB Leipzig vs Spartak Moscow
Sevilla vs West Ham