Europa League Round of 16 schedule, results, matches and teams after draw

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The 2022 Europa League Round of 16 is in the books with some high-profile clubs making it through to the quarterfinals.

The Round of 16 slate was highlighted by two favorites going head-to-head: Premier League side West Ham eliminated six-time Europa League winners Sevilla, who were dreaming of playing the tournament final at home given the venue selected was Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

Barcelona edged past Turkish power Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen fell to Italian side Atalanta, and Lyon got by Porto in some of the other standout matchups.

The eight Europa League group-stage winners got to play the second leg of their Round of 16 series at home. Due to UEFA’s decision to ban Russian clubs from its competitions, RB Leipzig was granted direct passage to the quarterfinals.

The Round of 16, as with the subsequent rounds (quarterfinals and semifinals), was played over two legs with the team that scored the most goals over both matches advancing to the next round. The final is a single-elimination match.

The only difference in the Europa League knockout stages this year is that there is no away goals tiebreaker in the case teams are even on aggregate goals scored at the end of the second match. UEFA abolished the away-goals rule in June 2021. Extra time and, if necessary, a penalty-kick shootout will determine the winner in case teams are level on goals after 180 minutes. Extra time and penalties are also the tiebreaker in the final.

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Round of 16 – 1st Leg

dated Match Time (ET)
Wed, March 9 port 0Lyon 1 Highlights
Wed, March 9 Real Betis 1Eintracht Frankfurt 2 Highlights
Thurs, March 10 Seville 1West Ham 0 Highlights
Thurs, March 10 Sporting Braga 2AS Monaco 0 Highlights
Thurs, March 10 Atalanta 3Bayer Leverkusen 2 Highlights
Thurs, March 10 Barcelona 0Galatasaray 0 Highlights
Thurs, March 10 Rangers 3Red Star Belgrade 0 Highlights
Thurs, March 10 RB Leipzig vs. Spartak Moscow CANCELED

Round of 16 – 2nd Leg

dated Match
Thurs, March 17 Galatasaray 1Barcelona 2
(Barcelona advance 2-1 agg.)
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 AS Monaco 1Sporting Braga 1
(Braga advance 3-1 agg.
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 Bayer Leverkusen 0Atalanta 1
(Atalanta advance 4-2 agg.)
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 Red Star Belgrade 2Rangers 1
(Rangers advance 4-2 agg.)
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 Lyon 1Porto 1
(Lyon advance 2-1 agg.)
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 Eintracht Frankfurt 1Real Betis 1 (aet)
(Eintracht Frankfurt advance 3-2 agg.)
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 West Ham 2Sevilla 0 (aet)
(West Ham advance 2-1 agg.)
Highlights
Thurs, March 17 Spartak Moscow vs. RB Leipzig CANCELED

MORE: Why is Barcelona playing in the Europa League?

How did the Europa League draw work?

The Europa League group winners were seeded for the Round of 16 draw.

They were drawn against the winners of the special knockout playoff round, which featured the runners-up of the Europa League group stage taking on the teams that finished third in the Champions League group stage.

It’s also worth remembering that clubs from the same country could not be drawn against each other in the Round of 16. That restriction is removed from the quarterfinals onward.

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Teams in the Europa League Round of 16 draw

The eight seeded teams – the group winners – were on one side of the draw:

  • Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
  • Galatasaray (Turkey)
  • Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
  • Lyon (France)
  • AS Monaco (France)
  • Spartak Moscow (Russia) (Why Russian clubs expelled)
  • West Ham (England)

They were paired against the survivors of the eight knockout round playoff series between the third-place teams from the Champions League group stage and the second-place teams from the Europa League group stage:

  • Sevilla (Spain): 3-2 agg. vs. Dinamo Zagreb
  • Atalanta (Italy): 5-1 agg. vs. Olympiacos
  • RB Leipzig (Germany): 5-3 agg.vs. Real Sociedad
  • Porto (Portugal): 4-3 agg. vs. Lazio
  • Barcelona (Spain): 5-3 agg. vs. Naples
  • Real Betis (Spain): 3-2 agg. vs. Zenith
  • Rangers (Scotland): 6-4 agg. vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • Sporting Braga (Portugal): 2-2 agg. (3-2 PKs) vs. Sheriff Tiraspol

When is the Europa League Round of 16 played?

The Round of 16 began on March 9-10, with the second leg matches taking place the following week, on March 17. Two of the first leg matches were held on Wednesday, March 9 to avoid clashes with other teams hosting matches in the same geographic vicinity.

The eight Europa League group-stage winners got to play the second leg of their Round of 16 series at home since it is perceived to be an advantage.

Hosting the second leg provides a slight edge: If the series is tied on aggregate goals after the second leg, there would be a decisive extra-time session and potential penalty-kick shootout which would be held on home turf for the group winners.

How to watch the Europa League Round of 16

The knockout stages of the Europa League are carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms. DAZN is the exclusive broadcaster in Canada.

  • Dates: Thursday, March 10 & Thursday, March 17
  • USA TV Channels: TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra
  • USA Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount +, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app
  • Canada Streaming: DAZN

USA: CBS Sports has live pregame, halftime and postgame studio shows, which stream on Paramount +. There will also be a RedZone-like whip-around show called “The Golazo Show,” with all the goals and best chances from the concurrent matches.

Nearly every Europa League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries CBS Sports Network and all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.

Canada: The Europa League is carried exclusively by DAZN in Canada with matches available live and on demand.

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