Europa League play-off draw: Manchester United gets horrible draw, Juventus journey feels easy


By Yusuf Mutiu

Manchester United have been handed a horrible draw in the playoff of the UEFA Europa as they have been paired against Spanish giant, Barcelona.

Barcelona on the other hand endured a terrible spell in the UEFA Champions league as they were eliminated from the group stage for second year running. Their journey in the Europa now starts with a home match to Manchester United’s Eric Ten Hag side that haven’t been very consistent this season.

See the full draw below:

Barcelona vs Man Utd
Juventus vs Nantes
Sporting vs Midtjylland
Shakhtar vs Rennes
Ajax vs Union Berlin
Bayer 04 vs Monaco
Sevilla vs PSV
RB Salzburg vs Roma

The first Legs of the playoff takes place on 16 February, 2023 while the second takes place on 23, February 2023.

The winners of the eight ties will join the eight Europa League Group winners in the Round of 16, with the draw scheduled for 24 February, 2023.


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