Europa League draw: West Ham face fearsome test from Sevilla as Rangers take on Red Star Belgrade | Soccer News


West Ham face a fearsome Europa League Round of 16 as they take on record-breaking six-time winners Sevilla.

The Andalusian club, who won the competition three times in a row between 2014 and 2016, are one of only two teams alongside Real Madrid to have retained their title.

West Ham were one of the top seeds in Friday’s draw after being among the sides to finish top of their Europa League groups, meaning they will play the second leg of their Round of 16. home final.

This means they travel to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium for the first leg on March 10 to take on Julen Lopetegui’s side, where this year’s final will take place in May.

Rangers will face Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League Round of 16, with the first leg taking place at Ibrox.

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Rangers will face Red Star Belgrade

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side managed a 2-2 draw at home to Borussia Dortmund in front of a boisterous Ibrox crowd to progress 6-4 on aggregate.

Red Star Belgrade was seeded after finishing top of Group F ahead of Braga, Midtjylland and Ludogorets. They are currently in second place in the Serbian SuperLiga.

Elsewhere, Barcelona host Galatasaray in their first leg while Real Betis take on Eintracht Frankfurt.

Barca kicked into high gear to beat Napoli 4-2 away on Thursday and progress to the Europa League last 16 5-3 on aggregate.

Full Europa League round of 16 draw

Rangers v Red Star Belgrade
Braga against Monaco
FC Porto against Lyon
Atalanta v Bayer Leverkusen
Sevilla v West Ham
Barcelona v Galatasaray
RB Leipzig vs Spartak Moscow
Real Betis vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Spartak Moscow will play on neutral ground

The Executive Committee decided this morning that Russian and Ukrainian clubs and national teams participating in UEFA competitions will be required to play their home matches at neutral venues until further notice.

When are the quarter-finals?

The first legs of the round of 16 will be played on March 10, with the return matches a week later on March 17.

What are the key dates for the Europa League?

March 10 & 17: Round of 16
March 18 (12:00 p.m. UK time): Draw for quarter-finals and semi-finals
April 7 & 14: Quarter-finals
April 18 and May 5: Semi-finals
May 18: Final (Seville, Spain)

All dates are provisional and subject to change by UEFA.




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