The draws for the Round of 32 and Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League was made this afternoon, 17th December 2010, and decided which teams whould be playing which in the first two knockout rounds of the competition.
Some big names went into the draw, and the first fixture out, Napoli v Villarreal was a big one. Other notable games include Rangers v Sporting, Anderlecht v Ajax, and Benfica v Stuttgart.
Match dates and kick-off times are yet to be confirmed by UEFA.
Full details of the draw are below.
UEFA Europa League 2011 – Round of 32 Draw
Note the number for the Round of 16 draw (below)
- 1 Napoli v Villarreal
- 2 Rangers v Sporting
- 3 Sparta Praha v Liverpool
- 4 Anderlecht v Ajax
- 5 Lech Posnan v Braga
- 6 Besiktas v Dynamo Kiev
- 7 Basel v Spartak Moscow
- 8 Young Boys v Zenit St Petersburg
- 9 Aris Salonika v Man City
- 10 PAOK Salonika v CSKA Moskva
- 11 Sevilla v FC Porto
- 12 FC Rubin Kazan v Twente
- 13 Lille v PSV Eindhoven
- 14 Benfica v Stuttgart
- 15 BATE v Paris Saint Germain
- 16 FC Metalist Kharkiv v Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League 2011 – Round of 16 Draw
The teams will play based upon the winner of the match numbered 1-16 above, as follows:
- 14 v 15
- 6 v 9
- 12 v 8
- 10 v 11
- 13 v 2
- 16 v 1
- 4 v 7
- 3 v 5