Arsenal seemingly will go far in the Europa League this season

Unlike MU and Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester continued to shine when their opponents were just Wolfsberg and Slavia Praha. With greater strength and class, Tottenham and Leicester will certainly not have trouble before these two clubs.

Compared to Real Sociedad who hit MU, Granada probably has a hard way to “live” when it comes to another champion candidate, Napoli and in the end, Villarreal is certainly not happy when meeting Salzburg. To be able to win tickets to continue, these 3 clubs need to have good results in the first leg (like Granada and Sociedad kicking at home) because if they lose the match, the door to the eighth round will soon close.

The Italians are at ease

The top team of Serie A 2020/21, AC Milan, is forecast to not face too many difficulties before Crvena zvezda. With experience and quality players, Milan will know how to overcome opponents from Serbia on the opponent’s field as well as the rematch at the San Siro.

Arsenal seemingly will go far in the Europa League this season

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Meanwhile, Roma and Napoli will meet Braga and Granada in turn. Roma and Napoli are of course at a higher level than Braga and Granada. But with the home advantage and unpredictability of Braga and Granada, Roma and Napoli need to be very cautious in the first leg.

Two German clubs, Bayern Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have to meet only underrated opponents, Young Boys and Molde. It would not be surprising if these two teams won on the opponent’s field and won after both rounds.

Round 1/16 will still take place in the first and second round format. First leg matches take place on February 18, 2021, and then one week later on February 25, 2021. The 1/16 round of the Europa League this season promises to be competitive and unpredictable.

Arsenal gently finished the group stage of the Europa League 2020/21

Arsenal has little difficulty winning the 6th consecutive victory in the European arena. Despite playing very poorly in the Premier League, but in the Europa League front, Arsenal proved extremely excellent.

Before the last match of Group B, Arsenal is the only team that still wins in the Europa League 2020/21 and soon wins the right to continue, even surely taking the first place.

Nketiah (No. 30) scored third in the Europa League this season

Just over 11 minutes of play, Arsenal had a goal. A host player does not block well, thereby giving Nketiah a chance to penetrate the 16m50 area and then deftly thrust the ball over the head of goalkeeper Rogers, forced to rush out. Cleary tried to save and save, but only able to break the net.

In the 18th minute, the gap was raised to 2 goals after the super product of Elneny’s life. Receiving the ball from Smith Rowe at a distance of about 25 meters, the Egyptian midfielder touched a beat before swinging his right foot to make a powerful shot and the ball flew beautifully into the high corner. This is probably the most beautiful goal of Arsenal since the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

The teammates shared their joy with Elneny after a lifetime goal

In the 34th minute, Cedric Soares led the ball to the right and decided to launch a long shot to reach the corner, but the goalkeeper Rodgers focused on putting his hand to push the ball to deviate from the post. In the 41st minute, the Dundalk goalkeeper continued to play well after another long-range shooting situation of Maitland-Niles.

The young Balogun shined with 1 goal and 1 assist

Compared to the first half, the quality of expertise has decreased, but the goal is still coming. In the 67th minute, the 19-year-old midfielder just entered the Balogun field and managed to skillfully in the penalty area before passing to Willock a dangerous finish, making the score 3-1.

The young Balogun, after entering the field in the second half, shined with 1 goal and 1 assist

By the 80th minute, it was still the name Balogun who came up from the left wing to receive the ball from Nicolas Pepe and freely launched a decisive shot, not giving the opponent a chance.


Winning 4-2 is also enough for Arsenal, helping Arteta teachers and students to dispel the gloom. The Gunners officially became the only team to reach the round of 1/16 Europa League with a record of winning the group stage.

The draw results for round 1/16 Europa League 2020/21 (Part 1)

The results of the draw for the 16th round of Europa League 2020/21 has just been conducted. MU was too unlucky to meet an opponent that could not be more difficult. It is Sociedad, which is leading La Liga, in round 1/16 Europa League. Meanwhile, Mourinho’s Tottenham is lucky to only have to face the anonymous Austrian Wolfsberger.

At the end of the group stage of the Europa League 2020/21, except Nice (Ligue 1), the teams from the top 5 European national championships all win tickets. Plus 8 clubs falling from the Champions League – prominent with Man Utd, the knockout round of the European second-class tournament is expected to be more attractive than in previous years.

The draw results for round 1/16 Europa League 2020/21

Man Utd

Man Utd is the most notable team in the draw of the round of 1/32 Europa League. It can be said that the army of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is quite “black” when they will have to meet Real Sociedad, the club is leading La Liga 2020/21 after 13 rounds.

The Basque team also possesses many notable factors such as former Man City captain – David Silva. he old man of the Red Devils themselves – Adnan Januzaj, a veteran defender who has played for Arsenal for many years – Nacho Monreal and the set Spanish duo, Mikel Oyarzabal and Mikel Merino. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad possesses many outstanding factors like David Silva.

The Arsenal team

The Gunners will face Portuguese football giant Benfica. This is considered a great challenge for coach Mikel Arteta and his students.

The remaining two Premier League representatives can be satisfied with the draw results. Tottenham only had to meet Wolfsberg, the Austrian representative for the first time in history. European Cup knockout round Leicester are also not too concerned with a visit called Slavia Praha, a Czech team.

AC Milan

AC Milan promises to easily win tickets when the opponent is Serbian club – Crvena Zvezda. La Liga representative, Granada and AS Roma clash with Sporting Braga of Portugal. In general, three Serie A clubs are rated better than their opponents in all aspects.

Some other notable matches in the first knockout round of the Europa League include Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) – Villarreal (Spain), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) – Young Boys (Switzerland), Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Lille (France).

Expected, the first leg of the round of 1/16 Europa League will take place on February 18, 2021. The return will take place exactly a week later, on February 25, 2021.