Arsenal have been drawn in opposition to Sporting Lisbon within the Europa League Spherical of 16, with Manchester United taking up Actual Betis.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners facet – who have been crushed within the remaining of the 2018/19 version of the competitors and reached the semi-finals in 2020/21 – journey to Lisbon subsequent month to tackle the facet of Ruben Amorim, who’s at the moment fourth within the Primeira Liga. , within the first leg.
The membership pairing affords the potential for a reunion between Arsenal and former defender Hector Bellerin, with the Spaniard becoming a member of the Portuguese membership in January after a quick return to boyhood membership Barcelona.
As for the fixture’s place within the North London membership’s calendar, they host Bournemouth on the Emirates forward of the away encounter at Sporting. A visit to Craven Cottage to play Fulham is available in between legs, earlier than a go to to Crystal Palace follows the second leg.
Manchester United, in the meantime – who’ve misplaced simply as soon as in all competitions since November – host Actual Betis, led by former Manchester Metropolis boss Manuel Pellegrini, at Previous Trafford for the primary leg.
Earlier than this match, United journey to Anfield to face Liverpool. They’ll then face Southampton at dwelling earlier than touring to Brighton after the second leg, which might be performed at Betis’ Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Elsewhere, Bundesliga title contenders Union Berlin tackle Union Saint-Gilloise, whereas Roma – who sit third in Serie A – tackle Actual Sociedad.
The primary legs of the spherical of 16 will happen on Thursday March 9, with the return matches per week in a while Thursday March 16. The draw for the quarter-finals will happen on Friday 17 March.
Europa League spherical of 16 draw:
Union Berlin vs Union Saint-Gilloise
Sevilla vs Fenerbahce
Juventus v Freiburg
Bayer Leverkusen v Ferencvaros
Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal
Manchester United v Actual Betis
Roma v Actual Sociedad
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Feyenoord
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