The draw for the UEFA Europa League 2011/12 knock-out phase Round of 32 and Round of 16 was made on Friday 16th December 2011, at Nyon.
32 teams went into the hat for the Round of 32, with the draw being made from two pools of 16 clubs – “seeded” and “unseeded”. Seeded clubs were those 12 who had won their UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Group Stage group, plus the four best performing third placed teams from the UEFA Champions League 2011/12 Group Stage. The unseeded clubs were those 12 teams who finished as Runners-Up in the UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Group Stage, along with the other four UEFA Champions League 2011/12 Group Stage third placed teams.
The Round of 32 Draw was made first, at 13:00 CET, followed immediately by the Round of 16 Draw.
The seedings for the draw are detailed below – (CL) denotes a team dropping into the draw from the UEFA Champions League 2011/12 Group Stage.
PAOK FC, R. Standard de Liège, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Beşiktaş JK, Athletic Club, FC Metalist Kharkiv, Club Brugge KV, Club Atlético de Madrid, FC Schalke 04, FC Twente, RSC Anderlecht, Manchester City FC (CL), Manchester United FC (CL), Valencia CF (CL), Olympiacos CF (CL)
FC Rubin Kazan, Hannover 96, Legia Warszawa, S.S. Lazio, Stoke City FC, FC Salzburg, AZ Alkmaar, SC Braga, Udinese Calcio, FC Steaua Bucureşti, Wisła Kraków, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Trabzonspor AŞ (CL), AFC Ajax (CL), FC Porto (CL), FC Viktoria Plzeň (CL)
UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Round of 32 and Round of 16 Match Dates
Round of 32 matches will take place over two legs, on 16th and 23rd February 2011. Two matches will be moved due to city clashes – SC Braga will play their home leg on 14th February 2011; Manchester City’s second leg will move to a different date because of a clash with Manchester United’s home leg.
Round of 16 matches will take place over 2 legs on 8th and 15th March.
Teams named first will play the first leg at home.
UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Round of 32 Draw
- FC Porto v Manchester City FC
- AFC Ajax v Manchester United FC
- Lokomotiv Moscow v Athletic Bilbao
- Red Bull Salzburg v FC Metalist Kharkiv
- Stoke City v Valencia CF
- FC Rubin Kazan v Olympiakos CF
- AZ Alkmaar v RSC Anderlecht
- S.S. Lazio v Club Atletico de Madrid
- FC Steaua Bucharesti v FC Twente
- FC Viktoria Plzeň v FC Shalke 04
- Wisla Krakow v R Standard de Liege
- SC Braga v Besiktas
- Udinese Calcio v PAOK FC
- Trabzonspor AS v PSV Eindhoven
- Hannover 96 v Club Brugge KV
- Legia Warszawa v Sporting Clube de Portugal
UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Round of 16 Draw
- Winner Match 4 v Winners Match 6
- Winner Match16 v Winner Match 1
- Winner Match 9 v Winner Match 10
- Winner Match 11 v Winner Match 15
- Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 14
- Winner Match 7 v Winner Match 13
- Winner Match 8 v Winner Match 12
- Winner Match 2 v Winner Match 3
The fixtures for the UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Round of 16 will be:
- Salzburg OR Metalist Kharkiv v Rubin Kazan OR Olympiakos
- Legia Warsaw OR Sporting v Porto OR Man City
- Steaua OR FC Twente v Plzen OR Shalke
- Wisla Krakow OR Standard Liege v Hannover OR Club Brugge
- Stoke City OR Valencia v Trabzonspor OR PSV
- AZ Alkmaar OR Anderlecht v Udinese OR PAOK
- Lazio OR Atletico Madrid v Braga OR Besiktas
- Ajax OR Man Utd v Lokomotiv Moscow OR Athletic Bilbao