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UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw: Real Sociedad v Manchester United, Benfica v Arsenal

FOOTBALL By Robert Abong'o | December 14th 2020

Europa League Trophy Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v Celta Vigo - UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg - Old Trafford, Manchester, England - 11/5/17 The UEFA Europa League trophy before the match. [Reuters, Jason Cairnduff Livepic]

2017 champions Manchester United will travel to the Anoeta Stadium to face current La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Arsenal, who eased their way past Dundalk in the final group tie will make the trip to the Estadio da Luz to face Portuguese giants Benfica.

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspurs tackle Austria side Wolfsberg as Leicester City face Czech Republic’s Slavia Prague.

Other interesting ties include Italian outfit AS Roma take on Braga vs Roma, Granada vs Napoli, Crvena Zvezda vs AC Milan and LOSC Lille taking of Ajax.

Here’s the full draw:

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United

Dynamo Kyiv vs Club Brugge

Wolfsberg vs Tottenham Hotspurs

Olympiacos vs PSV Eindhoven

LOSC Lille vs Ajax

Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Granada vs Napoli

Molde vs Hoffenheim

Soccer Football - Europa League - Group B - SK Rapid Wien v Arsenal - Allianz Stadion, Vienna, Austria - October 22, 2020, Arsenal's Thomas Partey in action. [Reuters, Lisi Niesner]

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen

Krasnodar vs Dinamo Zagreb

Braga vs AS Roma

Salzburg vs Villareal

Slavia Prague vs Leicester City

Antwerp vs Rangers

Crvena Zvezda vs AC Milan

Benfica vs Arsenal

Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho watches the play during a Group J Europa League soccer match and between Tottenham Hotspur and Ludogorets at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, England, Thursday Nov. 26, 2020. (Ian Kington/Pool via AP)

In the Champions League:

Holders Bayern Munich will travel to Italy to face Lazio in the Round of 16.

Manchester City will travel to giant slayers Borussia Monchengladbach as Chelsea make the trip to Spain for a tricky clash against Atletico Madrid.

Last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig will welcome 2019 Champions Liverpool as Portuguese outfit FC Porto tackle Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.

Barcelona welcome Paris St Germain to the Nou Camp in the first leg, a clash already beaming with interest.

Europa League champions Sevilla host Borussia Dortmund, who fired head coach Lucien Favre following a 5-1 demolition by VFB Stuttgart at home.

Italian scoring machine Atalanta play Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid in Italy in the first leg.

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