Europa League Play-Off Draw Revealed

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December 13, 2021

The draw for the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs took place today, with FC Barcelona receiving on of the toughest opponents.

For a first time in history UEFA have introduced the play-offs, where the eight runners-up from the UEFA Europa League group stage and the eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League group stage will meet.

The winners of the eight play-off ties advance to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 and meet the eight Europa League group winners, who have already qualified for this.

Seeded teams: Betis (ESP), Braga (POR), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Lazio (ITA), Napoli (ITA), Olympiacos (GRE), Rangers (SCO), Real Sociedad (ESP)

Unseeded teams: Atalanta (ITA), Barcelona (ESP), Dortmund (GER), Leipzig (GER), Porto (POR), Sevilla (ESP), Sheriff (MDA), Zenit (RUS)

No side can face another team from the same national association and the away goals has fallen away, so ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out.

In the tie of the play-off round FC Barcelona were drawn against Serie A giants Napoli, while Borussia Dortmund face Rangers in another enticing draw.

Below are all eight play-offs:

Sevilla vs GNK Dinamo

Atalanta vs Olympiacos

Leipzig vs Real Sociedad

FC Barcelona vs Napoli

Zenit vs Real Betis

Borussia Dortmund vs Rangers

Sheriff vs Braga

Porto vs Lazio

The first legs are scheduled for 17 February, with the second legs a week later.

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