Europa League draw for round-of-32: When does it take place?

The draw for the round of 32 of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League will be made at midday GMT / 7 a.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 16.

Europa League group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the Champions League will be in one pot, with group runners-up and the other four Champions League third-placed teams in the second pot.

Teams from the same national association cannot face each other, nor can teams who played each other in the group stage of this season's Europa League.

Group winners/best third-placed teams will be away in the first leg, with ties to be played on Feb. 20. Return legs will be played on Feb. 27.

Qualified as group winners/from UCL: Ajax, Arsenal, Benfica, Braga, Celtic, Espanyol, FC Basel, FC Porto, FC Salzburg, Gent, Inter Milan, Istanbul Basaksehir, LASK Linz, Malmo, Man United, Sevilla
Qualified as group runners-up/from UCL: APOEL, AS Roma, AZ Alkmaar, Bayer Leverkusen, CFR Cluj, Club Brugge, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Copenhagen, Getafe, Ludogorets Razgrad, Olympiakos, Rangers, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg, Wolves

The draw for the round of 16 will then take place after these ties on Friday, Feb. 28.

UEFA will draw the quarterfinal and semifinal ties on the same day this season, scheduled for March 20.

The final will take place in Poland at the Stadion Energa in Gdansk on Wednesday, May 27.


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