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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.

Tottenham may lose the Europa League place even though it is ranked 6th

Jose Mourinho’s teachers and students hugged each other to celebrate finishing sixth after round 38, which almost means Tottenham will have tickets to the Europa League next season. But wait, there’s still a chance they lost their tickets.

UEFA’s early-season rule is that the Premier League only has a maximum of 7 European Cup slots, of which 4 go to the Champions League and 3 to the Europa League. But remember, the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League are guaranteed a direct entry to the group stage of the Champions League next season.

A maximum of 5 Premier League teams can participate in the Champions League

A maximum of 5 Premier League teams can participate in the Champions League. If a team is out of the Top 4 to win the Champions League or the Europa League, they will join the Top 4 in the Champions League, and England only has 2 places to go to the Europa League.

3 ways to win tickets to the Europa League

Ranked 5th in the Premier League: Go straight to the group stage of the Europa League.

FA Cup Champion: Go straight to the group stage of Europa League.

Confederation Cup Champion: Enter the second qualifying round of Europa League.

Ranking at the end of the Premier League season 2019/20

Because Man City won the League Cup, their Europa League second qualifying place was given to the highest-ranking team in the Premier League without a ticket to Europe, specifically the sixth team Tottenham.

But so far, there are the following teams that are sure to go to Europe next season. They are Liverpool, Man City, MU, Chelsea (Champions League), and Leicester (Europa League). And Tottenham – 6th place team? Not sure. Why? Let’s go into specific scenarios.

At this time, MU and Chelsea were sure to attend the Champions League This is based on their Premier League rankings, so the fact that they won the European Cup did not change. Now it only depends on the results of the FA Cup final and Wolves’ Europa League journey.