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Europa League draw LIVE: Manchester United, Rangers and Wolves learn last 16 fixtures today

Follow latest updates and analysis from the last-16 draw in Nyon

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The Uefa Europa League draw takes place today with Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers set to discover their fates.

United cruised into the last-16 with a win 6-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge in the first knockout round. Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for the club at Old Trafford on Thursday evening while fellow January signing Bruno Fernandes again impressed with a goal from the penalty spot. Wolves joined them in the next round despite second-leg defeat in Spain to Espanyol. Rangers produced a fine performance to win in Portugal on Wednesday and scrape past Braga. Arsenal and Celtic weren’t so fortunate, however, both suffering surprise exits at the hands of Olympiacos and Copenhagen, respectively.

We’ll have all the latest from last-16 draw right here:

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Teams

Olympiacos

Basel

Bayer Leverkusen

Copenhagen

Eintracht Frankfurt/Salzburg

Getafe

Inter Milan

LASK

Manchester United

Rangers

Roma

Istanbul Basaksehir

Sevilla

Shakhtar Donetsk

Wolfsburg

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the this morning's Europa League draw.

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 10:16
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A reminder of the teams that are in the pot this morning:

  1. Basel [SUI]
  2. Getafe [ESP]
  3. Manchester United [ENG]
  4. Sevilla [ESP]
  5. Leverkusen [GER]
  6. Inter Milan [ITA]
  7. Olympiacos [GRE]
  8. Shakhtar [UKR]
  9. Copenhagen [DEN]
  10. Istanbul Basaksehir [TUR]
  11. Rangers [SCO]
  12. Wolves [ENG]
  13. Eintracht Frankfurt/Salzburg
  14. LASK [AUT]
  15. Roma [ITA]
  16. Wolfsburg [GER]
Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 10:23
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One team that won't be in this morning's draw is Arsenal, after they were sensationally dumped out in extra time by Greek side Olympiacos last night.

Here's our report from a hectic game:

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 10:36
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A reminder that it will be an open draw this morning.

That means there will be no seedings or country prediction with all teams eligible to play one another. 

So prepare to see Manchester United play Wolves for the 4034th time this season. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 10:39
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There are a number of tricky clubs in today's draw, with Inter Milan and Sevilla among the favourites to win the tournament, but the side Manchester United and Wolves will perhaps most hope to avoid is Turkey's Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Turkish side are the furthest club away from the UK in the draw, meaning a potentially onerous away trip. 

Plus they have old Premier League favourites Robinho and Demba Ba leading the line. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 10:51
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A reminder that the Round of 16 matches will be played on March 12 and March 19.

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 10:58
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There were several surprising results last night as the Europa League's last 16 was confirmed.

Karl Matchett takes a look at some of the stories you might have missed: 

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 11:08
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Celtic are another team that crashed out of the tournament last night.

Here's how: 

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 11:12
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Arsenal aren't in today's draw  and last night, after their defeat, Mikel Arteta admitted his side were distraught to crash out of the competition.

“It hurts, big time,” Arteta said.

“We had a lot of hope in this competition. It was a great way for us to be able to go to Europe and it is a very beautiful competition to try to win. I think we did a lot of positive things in the game; I think we created enough chances to win, but if you concede two set-pieces again in a tie like this you put yourself in big trouble.”

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 11:20
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A reminder of the teams involved this morning:

Vithushan Ehantharajah28 February 2020 11:21

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