The draw of Europa League has given us very interesting matches on this beautiful competition.
Rangers against Red Star Belgrade: the champions of Scotland are back to the Europe elite. They destroyed Borussia Dortmund of Haaland on playoffs and they want more. Red Star Belgrade will try to give a surprise. Currently they are doing an amazing tournament.
Sporting Braga against Monaco: the Portuguese team passed playoffs in penalty round against Sheriff. Monaco will fight during all this round with good players like international French player Ben Yedder or Tchouamení. Clement has a lot of good players and experience in this type of situations.
Oporto against Lyon: the “dragons” eliminated Lazio in the last round with an excellent Toni Martinez. Also, Lyon is in a bad shape by the way (elevenths on Ligue 1) but with big players like Paqueta or Dembele.
Atalanta against Leverkusen: this is a Champions League match. Both teams are usually of the big competition of Europe every year. We will see a round with plenty of offensive plays and beautiful method of the coaches.
Sevilla against West Ham: probably this is the most matched game in round of 16. However, Sevilla has the motivation that Pizjuan will be the stadium for the final. Also, Lopetegui´s team has a lot of experience in Europa League (six times champions). West Ham is revelation team this season in England and they are doing an amazing performance in Premier League.
Barcelona against Galatasaray: Barca is favourite to win Europa League. So, at first sight, should be easy round for Catalan team. Spanish team will play against an old assistant of Pep Guardiola´s staff. Domenec Torrent is currently the coach of Turkish team.
RB Leizpig against Spartak Moscu: the “bulls” destroyed Real Sociedad in `playoffs´and they want to win Europa League. The German team has talented players like Nkunku, Dani Olmo or Andre Silva. Spartak will be a tough opponent. However, the return will be play in a neutral stadium (duo to conflict between Russia and Ukraine).
Betis against Eintracht Frankfurt: Sevillian team, one of the best teams in Liga Santander this year, will face to face against the tenth of Bundesliga. This is also one of the most attractive matches in this round.
The first leg will be played on March 10 at the same time (9 p.m). The second leg will be seven days later and 9 p.m also (March 17).