Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 23: The draw for the Europa League’s last 16 round, held on Friday at the UEFA headquarters resulted in a tough match-up between AC Milan and Arsenal, as well as an easy match for favourites Atletico Madrid against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Athletic Bilbao are scheduled to next face French side Olympique de Marseille, while German side Borussia Dortmund, following a difficult tie against the Italian outfit Atalanta, will face Austrian side Salzburg.
The draw event opened with a moment of silence for Inocencio Alonso, the 51-year-old Spanish police officer who died of cardiac arrest during Thursday’s clashes between fans of Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow following a Europa League match, reports Efe.
The Europa League’s round of 16 matches (March 8 to 15):
Lazio (Italy) – Dinamo Kiev (Ukraine)
RB Leipzig (Germany) – Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
Atletico Madrid (Spain) – Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia)
CSKA Moscow (Russia) – Olympique Lyonnais (France)
Olympique de Marseille (France) – Athletic Bilbao (Spain)
Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) – Viktoria Plzen (Czech)
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Salzburg (Austria)
Milan (Italy) – Arsenal (England).