Liverpool and Manchester United will meet for the first time in Europe, while holders Sevilla are set to take on 2016 final hosts Basel in the UEFA Europa League round of 16.

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Round of 16 draw (10 & 17 March)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Anderlecht (BEL)
Basel (SUI) v Sevilla (ESP, holders)
Villarreal (ESP) v Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Athletic Club (ESP) v Valencia (ESP)
Liverpool (ENG) v Manchester United (ENG)
Sparta Praha (CZE) v Lazio (ITA)
Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Fenerbahçe (TUR) v Braga (POR)

  • Shakhtar-Anderlecht, Basel-Seville, Dortmund-Spurs and Fenerbahçe-Braga first legs kick off 19.000CET, second legs 21.05CET
  • Villarreal-Leverkusen, Athletic-Valencia, Liverpool-United and Sparta-Lazio first legs kick off 21.05CET, second legs 19.00CET

Draw facts

  • Villarreal beat Leverkusen 5-3 on aggregate in the 2010/11 round of 16
  • Athletic and Valencia drawn together three days before Sunday’s Liga meeting
  • Lazio and Sparta line up their fifth and sixth European encounters; Lazio’s record in the first four: W2 D1 L1
  • Fenerbahçe’s Portuguese internationals Bruno Alves, Nani and Raul Meireles are up against Braga.
  • Seven former UEFA Cup winners in contention: Anderlecht (1983), Leverkusen (1988), Liverpool (1973, 1976, 2001), Sevilla (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015), Shakhtar (2009), Tottenham (1972, 1984), Valencia (2004)

Road to Basel
Quarter-finals: draw 18 March, matches 7 and 14 April
Semi-finals: draw 15 April, matches 28 April and 5 May
Final: 20.45CET, Wednesday 18 May, St. Jakob-Park, Basel

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