In the Europa League knockout play-off round of 2022-23, Manchester United will face Barcelona while Juventus will face Nantes.
WHAT TOOK PLACE?
WHAT TOOK PLACE? Juventus has been paired with Nantes, Sporting must defeat Midtjylland, Shakhtar Donetsk seeks to continue their continental adventure against Rennes, Dutch giants Ajax face Union Berlin, PSV face a difficult test against record winners Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen faces Monaco, and Jose Mourinho’s Roma will look to prevail over two legs against Red Bull Salzburg.
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EUROPA LEAGUE KNOCKOUT ROUND PLAY-OFF DRAW IN FULL:
Barcelona vs Man Utd
Juventus vs Nantes
Sporting vs Midtjylland
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes
Ajax vs Union Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco
Sevilla vs PSV
Red Bull Salzburg vs Roma
THE BIG PICTURE
As teams that placed third in their Champions League groups enter the Europa League at this level, it was inevitable that there would be some compelling battles, and Manchester United’s matchup with La Liga powerhouses Barcelona certainly fits the description.
AND AND FURTHERMORE
The eight winners of the play-off ties will move on to the last 16, where they will join the table-toppers from the Europa League group stage – with that category including Arsenal, Fenerbahce, Real Betis, Real Sociedad, and Feyenoord.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
The first legs of the Europa League elimination round play-offs are scheduled for February 16, 2023, with the second legs scheduled for February 23, 2023. On May 31 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, the remaining competitors hope to advance to the championship game.
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