With most of the second leg of the Europa League’s round of 32 ties being played on Thursday night, fans will turn their attention to the round of 16 and who they could be facing.
The draw is a key factor in determining who will make it to the latter stages of the competition and Express Sport is on hand to give you the details of the draw.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Wolves are the Premier League’s representatives in the round of 32 and are well-placed to book their place in the next stage.
United nicked an away goal in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge last week, while Arsenal beat Olympiakos 1-0 away and Wolves thrashed Espanyol 4-0 at home.
When is the draw?
The round of 16 draw is set to take place on Friday February 28 in Nyon, Switzerland.
The programme is scheduled to get underway on BT Sport 1 at 12pm, UK time.
Who will be in the draw?
Wolves (ENG) or Espanyol (ESP) (Agg: 4-0)
Sporting CP (POR) or Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR) (Agg: 3-1)
Getafe (ESP) or Ajax (NED) (Agg: 2-0)
Bayer Leverkusen (GER) or Porto (POR) (Agg: 2-1)
Copenhagen (DEN) or Celtic (SCO) (Agg: 1-1)
APOEL (CYP) or Basel (SUI) (Agg: 0-3)
CFR Cluj (ROU) or Sevilla (ESP) (Agg: 1-1)
Olympiakos (GRE) or Arsenal (ENG) (Agg: 0-1)
AZ Alkmaar (NED) or LASK (AUT) (Agg: 1-1)
Club Brugge (BEL) or Manchester United (ENG) (Agg: 1-1)
Ludogorets (BUL) or Inter Milan (ITA) (Agg: 0-2)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) or Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) (Agg: 4-1)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) or Benfica (POR) (Agg: 2-1)
Wolfsburg (GER) or Malmo (SWE) (Agg: 2-1)
AS Roma (ITA) or Gent (BEL) (Agg: 1-0)
Rangers (SCO) or Braga (POR) (Agg: 3-2)
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How does the draw work?
Unlike the round of 32, the round of 16 ties have no restrictions on the draws.
There is no seeding or rules preventing teams from the same country playing each other.
Any team could be drawn against any one of the other 15 sides remaining (save for any restrictions announced ahead of the draw).
This means that Wolves, Arsenal and Manchester United could all face each other if they progress.
When will the round of 16 take place?
The first leg of the round of 16 ties is set to take place on Thursday March 12, with the return leg being played a week later on March 19.
The draw for the quarter-final and semi-final is scheduled to take place on Friday March 20.
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