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Europa League: Manchester United, Arsenal Get Tricky Ties - Round Of 32 Draw In Full

There were more favourable opponents on paper than Club Brugge and Olympiacos for Manchester United and Arsenal in the Europa League

Europa League: Manchester United, Arsenal Get Tricky Ties - Round Of 32 Draw In Full
Germany's soccer player Josephine Henning shows a ticket of Germany's soccer club Bayer 04 during the UEFA Europa League 2019/20 round of 32 draw at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. | Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP
Europa League: Manchester United, Arsenal Get Tricky Ties - Round Of 32 Draw In Full
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2019-12-16T20:08:33+05:30

Manchester United and Arsenal were handed tricky Europa League last-32 ties against Club Brugge and Olympiacos respectively, while Inter take on Ludogorets. (More Football News)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United side face Belgian outfit Brugge, who finished third in a Champions League group including Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

The Red Devils, winners of the competition in 2016-17, topped their Europa League pool, losing just once with a youthful side at Astana.

Read: Champions League Last 16 Draw, In Full

Struggling Arsenal will have been eyeing a more favourable draw than Olympiacos, who are familiar with north London having faced Tottenham in the Champions League.

Inter were unfortunate not to make the last 16 of the Champions League, losing out to Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, but Antonio Conte's side will fancy their chances against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Sevilla, who are the competition's most successful club, with five wins across the UEFA Cup and Europa League, will have to overcome Cluj to make the last 16.

Old Firm duo Celtic and Rangers take on Copenhagen and Braga, while Premier League side Wolves lock horns with LaLiga strugglers Espanyol.

Ajax, Champions League semi-finalists last season, also face Spanish opposition in the form of Getafe, and Roma – who reached the last four of Europe's premier competition in 2017-18 – go up against Gent.

Bayer Leverkusen take on two-time winners Porto in one of the round's stand-out ties, as Shakhtar Donetsk and Benfica – two demoted Champions League outfits – face off.

Having impressed against Liverpool and Napoli, Salzburg play Eintracht Frankfurt.

The full draw for the Europa League's round of 32 is: 

Wolves vs Espanyol
Sporting CP vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Getafe vs Ajax
Bayer Leverkusen vs Porto
Copenhagen vs Celtic
APOEL vs Basel
Cluj vs Sevilla
Olympiacos vs Arsenal
AZ vs LASK Linz
Club Brugge vs Manchester United
Ludogorets vs Inter
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Salzburg
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica
Wolfsburg vs Malmo
Roma vs Gent
Rangers vs Braga

The first legs will take place on Thursday 20 February, with the return fixtures scheduled for a week later.

Club chiefs will return to Nyon for the last-16 draw on February 28.

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