Manchester United will play Belgium side Club Brugge while Premier League rivals Arsenal host Olympiacos in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matches for UEL 2019-20 drawn on December 16, 2019 (Monday) also included Inter Milan and last season’s Champions League semi-finalist Ajax in the pots. Inter Milan, who were demoted to the Europa League after finishing 3rd in the 2019-20 UCL Group F. Meanwhile, Ajax were pitted against Getafe while high-flying Premier League team Wolves will face La Liga team Espanyol in the round of 32 of UEFA Europa League 2019-20. Manchester United, who topped Group L will then host Club Brugge at Old Trafford on February 20 next year with Arsenal playing Olympiacos at the Emirates on the same day. You can check out the complete 2019-20 Europa League Round of 32 completes fixtures, Schedule and Timings below.
32 teams progressed into the knockout stages of the 2019-20 Europa League and will face each other for a place in the last 16 of the 2019-20 UEL competition. Like the Champions League, all 32 teams have been split into two pots with the group stage winners set to be pitted on Pot 1, while the runners-up from each Europa League groups will be included in Pot 2 in the round of 32 draw of the 2019-20 Europa League. Sevilla (Group A), Malmo (Group B), FC Basel (Group C), LASK (Group D), Celtic (Group E), Arsenal (Group F), FC Porto (Group G), Espanyol (Group H), Gent (Group I), Istanbul Basaksehir (Group J), Braga (Group K), Manchester United (Group L) were the winners of their respective Europa League 2019-20 groups and are the seeded teams in the round of 32 draw in the 2019-20 EUL last 32 draw in Nyon.
They are joined by Inter Milan, Ajax, RB Salzburg and Benfica as the other seeded teams in the round of 32 draw in the 2019-20 Europa League. These four teams finished as the third best-placed teams in the UEFA Champions League group stages and have been seeded as among the other seeded teams in the 2019-20 EUL last 32 draw.
Meanwhile, the unseeded teams in the Europa League 2019-20 draw are APOEL, Copenhagen, Getafe, Sporting CP, CFR Cluj, Eintracht Frankfurt, Rangers, Ludogorets, Wolfsburg, Roma, Wolves and AZ Alkmaar. They finished second in their respective Europa League groups and have been placed in the unseeded pot in the draw for the round of 32 stage. Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympiacos and Club Brugge have joined the other 12 teams in the Europa League.
Europa League 2019-20 Round of 32 Fixtures
Espanyol vs Wolverhampton Hampers
İstanbul Başakşehir vs Sporting CP
Ajax vs Getafe
FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen
Celtic vs Copenhagen
FC Basel vs CFR APOEL
Sevilla vs CFR Cluj
Arsenal vs Olympiacos
LASK vs AZ Alkmaar
Manchester United vs Club Brugge
Inter Milan vs Ludogorets
Red Bull Salzburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Benfica vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Malmo vs Wolfsburg
Gent vs AS Roma
Braga vs Rangers
As per the UEFA competition rules, teams from the country cannot be drawn against each other in the competition’s round of 16 and quarter-final stages. Teams from the same UEL group cannot also be drawn against each other in the first two knockout rounds of the Europa League.
Meanwhile, seeded teams in the Europa League draw will also play their first match in the round of 32 away from home while the reverse/second leg will be at home for the group winners. The first legs of the 2019-20 Europa League rouns of 32 matches will be played in February 2020. The first leg of the Europa League last 32 round will be played on February 20, 2020, while the second leg of the round of 32 will be played on February 27 next year.