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Europa League playoff draw: Ronaldo & Man Utd discover next opponents

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CR7 will go up against an old foe in Barcelona for Manchester United’s playoff tie in the Europa League playoff.

The 2022/23 Europa League knockout playoff draw took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nylon, Switzerland, on Monday.

The draw included eight clubs who finished second in their Europa League groups and eight teams that came third in their respective Champions League groups. The winners of these ties will progress to the last 16 stage of the Europa League.

Europa League Knockout Playoff Fixtures

FC BarcelonaVSManchester United
Sporting CPVSMidtjylland
Shakhtar DonetskVSRennes
AjaxVSUnion Berlin
Bayer LeverkusenVSMonaco
SevillaVSPSV Eindhoven

When are the Europa League playoff fixtures?

The Europa League playoff fixtures will be played across two legs. The first leg will take place on Thursday, February 16 and the second leg is set to go ahead a week later on Thursday, February 23.

Which teams will the playoff winners face in the last 16?

The winners of the playoff ties will enter the draw for the last 16 stage of the Europa League alongside the following group winners:

  • Arsenal
  • Real Betis
  • Fenerbahçe
  • Ferencváros
  • Feyenoord
  • Freiburg
  • Real Sociedad
  • Union Saint-Gilloise

For more Europa League news and results, click on the link here.