Several top football clubs have “withdrew” from the Champions League to the Europa League, so this year we can look forward to attractive matches in the second European Cup as well. Watch the draw for the first round of the UEFA Europa League play-off match online at Šport.sk!
Europa League first round draw
UEFA Europa League play-off matches:
Seville (Spain) – Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)
Atalanta (Italy) – Olympiacos (Greece)
Lipsco (Germany) – Real Sociedad (Spain)
Barcelona (Spain) – Neapoli (Italy)
Zenit (Russia) – Betis (Spain)
Dortmund (Germany) – Rangers (SCO)
Sheriff (MDA) – Braga (Bor)
Porto (Por) – Lazio (Italy)
The most attractive match for an unbiased viewer will certainly be Barcelona’s double match with Napoli, but in addition to this, the matches between Sevilla against Dynam Zagreb or Porto against Lazio will certainly be exciting. Dortmund are certainly the biggest candidate for promotion. That’s it for the Europa League draw, thank you for your interest and don’t forget to watch the European Conference draw from 14:00!
Thus, the latter pair is clear in advance and will present an exciting confrontation between Porto and Lazio.
Surprising Moldova is not easy, as the opponent of Sherif Tiraspol will be the strong Portuguese team Sporting Braga.
The opponent is also known by the big German club Dortmund, who will definitely be the favorite against the Scottish Rangers.
The opponent also knows another Spanish club Betis Sevilla, which will compete with Zenit St Petersburg.
“Blaugranas” is waiting for a match against Napoli, so this is definitely the biggest blow yet, which Barcelona probably won’t be the favourite in the current format!
German club RB Leipzig are waiting for San Sebastian, so there is another interesting double match, which is probably not a huge favourite.
The second duo consists of Atalanta Bergamo and Olympiacos Piraeus, so this Italian-Greek showdown promises a very well-balanced match.
The opponent of Sevilla will be the Croatian Dinamo Zagreb, so the favorite is the Spanish club in this confrontation.
The first team to be covered is FC Sevilla.
Michael Hesselschwerdt, director of club competitions, is already on the podium, repeating all the rules again before the draw itself. The matches are scheduled to take place on February 17 and 24.
Former Sevilla goalkeeper Andres Palop will be one of the men who will equalize and he mentioned a number of interesting teams he believes have a chance of winning the Europa League this year.
UEFA Secretary General Giorgio Marchetti is already on the podium, noting in particular the participation of Moldova’s Sheriff’s Team Tiraspol at this point.
The official segment began, followed by a brief introduction by the sixteen teams.
The Champions League eight-final pairs are already known, and the Europa League draw will continue in Nyon soon.
The only limitation in the draw is that teams from the same country cannot play against each other, so we won’t see Lazio or Napoli against Atalante, Braga and Porto can’t play against each other, and Spanish clubs certainly have the biggest restrictions, because Betis and San Sebastian are scattered, so can’t To be rivals to Barcelona or Sevilla.
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Real Sociedad (Spain)
Sheriff (Red Magen David Adom)
All football fans are welcome to watch the Europa League first knockout round draw broadcast. Since this competition has slightly changed its format due to the creation of the European Conference League, it can be said that in the preliminary round or in the sixteenth quarter, the second teams of the eight groups of the European League will compete against the eight. Clubs not scattered from the third positions in the group stage of the Champions League. It will be held in two matches, and the eight winners will qualify for the European League final, while the eight winners will participate in the group stage for sure. So the teams that have been eliminated from the Champions League such as Barcelona, Dortmund, Leipzig, Seville or Atalanta will find out today who they will face in this round.
Welcome to submit online. The event starts at 13:00.
European League / Sixth round
Source: ŠPORT.sk, onlajny.eu
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