Europa League turn of 32: what to get vehement about!

The UEFA Europa League resumes this week, with some outrageous sides battling to strech a subsequent turn of a foe – with a UEFA Champions League organisation theatre place on offer for a contingent winners. Who will stay in a hunt to lift the heaviest of a UEFA bar foe trophies and what annals could be set? is providing updates on amicable media and in a MatchCentres during all of this season’s UEFA Europa League games, with highlights to follow from 24:00CET wherever we are after each matchnight.

Round of 32, initial legs: Tuesday/Thursday

Aleksandr Hleb in movement for BATE in a autumn

Aleksandr Hleb in movement for BATE in a autumn©Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti is heading Napoli's bid

Carlo Ancelotti is heading Napoli’s bid©Getty Images

  • Aleksandr Hleb will be adult opposite his aged side as BATE acquire Arsenal; a 37-year-old midfielder played for a Gunners from 2005–08. Can he assistance a Belarusian side to means an upset?
  • Luciano Spalletti’s Inter revisit Rapid, who they final met en track to winning a 1990/91 UEFA Cup. Jürgen Klinsmann’s idea staid that initial turn tie; who will be a favourite this time around?
  • It took penalties to settle a usually prior assembly between Celtic and Valencia – a 2001/02 UEFA Cup third turn tie, a Spanish side’s haughtiness holding during Celtic Park. 
  • Eintracht Frankfurt were one of a stars of this season’s UEFA Europa League organisation stage, though have a outrageous charge as they take on Shakhtar Donetsk. Eintracht were 3-1 total winners in a side’s usually prior encounter, in a 1980/81 UEFA Cup initial round.
  • Carlo Ancelotti has been a European champion 5 times (twice as a player, 3 times as a coach), though his subsequent aim is a lass UEFA Europa League win; his Napoli side revisit Zürich this week.
  • Sevilla have won a UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League a record 5 times, though they have a conflict on their hands if they are to make it 6 this season; Lazio bar their trail to a turn of 16.
  • Galatasaray and Benfica were among a 8 teams transferring from a UEFA Champions League organisation stage, though usually one of them will make it to a final 16 as their tie kicks off in Istanbul. Can Cimbom strike a wilful blow on Thursday?

Tuesday: 18:55CET
Fenerbahçe v Zenit

Europa League flashback: turn of 32 stunners

Europa League flashback: turn of 32 stunners


Rapid Wien v Internazionale Milano
Slavia Praha v Genk
Krasnodar v Bayer Leverkusen
Rennes v Real Betis
Olympiacos v Dynamo Kyiv
Lazio v Sevilla
BATE Borisov v Arsenal
Galatasaray v Benfica

Viktoria Plzeň v Dinamo Zagreb
Club Brugge v Salzburg
Zürich v Napoli
Malmö v Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt
Celtic v Valencia
Sporting CP v Villarreal

All second legs Thursday 21 Feb solely Sevilla v Lazio on Wednesday 20 February

Round of 16 draw: Friday 22 February

Final: Baku Olympic Stadium, 29 May 2018

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