FC Porto and SC Braga met their opponents this Friday in the round of 16 of the Europa League. ABOLA.pt followed the draw live.
11:23 a.m. – The lottery ends. Here is the full pairing:
Rangers – Red Star
SC Braga -Monaco
Atalanta – Bayer Leverkusen
Sevilla – West Ham
Barcelona – Galatasaray
RB Leipzig – Spartak Moscow
Betis – Eintracht Frankfurt
11:22 a.m. – Betis (Rui Silva and William Carvalho) with Eintracht Frankfurt (Gonçalo Paciência)
11:21 a.m. – RB Leipzig (by André Silva) with Spartak Moscow.
11:20 a.m. – Barcelona will face Galatasaray.
11:18 a.m. – Sevilla play against West Ham.
11:17 a.m. – Atalanta will face Bayer Leverkusen.
11:16 a.m. – It is now FC Porto who will face Lyon.
11:15 a.m. – Here is SC Braga… will face Monaco.
11:13 a.m. – Rangers are the first team to go, they will play Red Star.
11:07 a.m. – To help with the draw, Spaniard Andrés Palop, former Sevilla goalkeeper and Europa League ambassador this year, appears.
11:05 a.m. – After the presentation of a video on the teams qualified for the round of 16, the floor now returns to Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA secretary, who immediately calls for peace.
11:00 – The draw starts in Nyon (Switzerland), with a presentation of the Portuguese Pedro Pinto.
Lyon, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Eintracht Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Red Star, Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham are possible opponents for both Dragons and Warriors as the series’ top seeds.
Atalanta, Barcelona, Betis, RB Leipzig, Rangers and Sevilla complete the list of unseeded teams, like FC Porto and SC Braga.
UEFA have already explained that FC Porto will have to play the first leg on March 9, at the Estádio do Dragão, while SC Braga will play the 10, avoiding two competition matches on the same day in the same country. The return match will take place over a single day (March 17).