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EUROPA LEAGUE: Manchester United to play seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan in the round of 16

FOOTBALL By Waweru Titus | February 26th 2021
FILE PHOTO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford during a Premier League match against Bournemouth on Saturday March 4, 2017. [Martin Rickett/PA via AP]

The UEFA Europa League round of 16 knockout matches were announced on Friday afternoon (EAT).

Premier League side Manchester United will play Italian giants AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to return to Old Trafford when the two sides face each other for the 12th time in European competition - all previous meetings having been in the Champions League.

Mikel Arteta’s side Arsenal are set to face Greek side Olympiacos, who knocked them out in the last 32 stage in 2020.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, who won the trophy at Man United in 2017, will play Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb while Rangers have been drawn against Czech side Slavia Prague, who defeated Leicester City last night.

Serie A side AS Roma will face Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. Napoli slayers Granada face Norway’s  Molde while free-scoring Ajax face Switzerland’s Young Boys.

The eight last-16 showdowns will be played on the 11th and 18th of March.

The UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw in full:

[Photo: UEFA Europa League, Twitter]
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