Europa League round of 32 draw: all you need to know
When is it?
The draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday 16 December. The live stream will begin here at 13:00 CET.
Who is involved?
The draw features the 12 group winners and 12 runners-up, plus eight teams transferring from the UEFA Champions League after finishing third in their sections.
To be assigned
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Manchester United (ENG)
Sporting CP (POR)
*transferring from UEFA Champions League
How was seeding determined?
The clubs are split into two pots, with the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage all seeded.
How does the draw work?
- The seeded teams play at home in the second legs.
- No team can play a club from their UEFA Europa League group or a side from the same national association.
- Further restrictions will be confirmed before the draw.
When do ties take place?
The first legs are scheduled for Thursday 20 February, with the second legs on 27 February. Kick-off times are split between 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET, as they were in the group stage. The round of 16 draw is on 28 February.