After the group stage, 32 teams managed to make it to the knockout stage of the 2016/17 Europa League. Later today, the draw will be held. It will start at 12 pm GMT. You can watch it live on BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport 2 or online on UEFA’s website.
The group stage of the Europa League consists of 12 units, and each of them includes four teams. So from each of these groups will be chosen the top two teams, which will continue to the knockout stages, along with eight teams from the Champions League.
The remaining teams from the Europa League and Champions League will make it to the unseeded pot.
Tottenham failed to make it to the top 16, so they were demoted to the Europa League. They will be joined by Manchester United, who finished in second place in their group.
The seeded teams will play the second leg at home. The first leg will be on 16th of February, while the return leg will be played on the 23rd of February.
The Seeded teams are:
Roma, Ajax, Zenit, Apoel, Fenerbahçe, Genk, Shakhtar Donetsk, Osmanlıspor, Schalke, Sparta Praha, Fiorentina, and St-Étienne.
The UEFA Champions League best 3rd place are:
Lyon, Beşiktaş, København, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Moreover, the Unseeded teams are:
Manchester United, PAOK, Astra Giurgiu, Anderlecht, Celta Vigo, AZ Alkmaar, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Olympiacos, Villarreal, Athletic Club, Gent, and Krasnodar.
UEFA Champions League lower 3rd place are: Ludogorets, Rostov, Legia Warszawa, Borussia Mönchengladbach.