Europa League Play-off Draw: United Face Barca In Tie Of The Round

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Manchester United will face FC Barcelona for a place in the round of 16 in the Europa League. Two historic clubs as well as some European giants in the play-off

Manchester United’s 1-0 away win against Spanish outfit Real Sociedad means the ‘Red Devils’ will face familiar foes eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, in the Europa League play-offs.

Real Sociedad topped Group E by just a one-goal difference with Manchester United. United will now face Xavi’s team- a team seeking redemption. Speaking after the play-off draw on Monday, the FC Barcelona manager said, “We will have to compete, going to Manchester against a really top rival and a historic side which has grown a lot with the arrival of (Erik) Ten Hag.” 

In their most recent encounter, FC Barcelona hammered Manchester United 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2019 UEFA Champions League. A lot has changed since but this is still one of football’s biggest rivalries.

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A truly interesting game from all fronts,

In other Top Fixtures

Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma faces RB Salzburg while Juventus face French outfit FC Nantes.

  • FC Barcelona v Manchester United
  • Juventus v FC Nantes
  • Sporting CP v FC Midtjylland
  • Shakhtar Donetsk v Stade Rennais
  • AFC Ajax v Union Berlin
  • Bayer Leverkusen v AS Monaco
  • Sevilla v PSV Eindhoven
  • RB Salzburg v AS Roma

Mark Your Calendar

The first leg of the play-off fixtures is scheduled for February 16, with the second leg on February 23.

Already qualified teams will know their opponents in the Round of 16 of the Europa League, after a draw scheduled for February 24

The final of the Europa League will take place on May 31, 2023, at the Puskas Arena, Budapest.

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