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Europa League 2021-22 playoffs fixtures and live stream- First Leg

Thu 17 February 2022 | 5:30

Who’s ready for some Europa League action? Which teams will emerge victorious and go through to the next round in the end? Follow us below as we provide detailed information about the UEL 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream and get to see who’s more motivated to go through.

With the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 well underway, the UEFA Europa League is also set to start on Thursday and millions of football fans are awaiting to see how thing will pan out in these two weeks. The most surprising thing in this tournament is the fact that we will be seeing Barcelona in the competitions for the first time in years, with their last time in the tournament dating back to the days before Lionel Messi’s arrival at the club.

While top clubs in Europe are competing in the Champions League, that does not mean that Europa League does not have quality teams. Quite the contrary, there are many world-class clubs competing in the tournament and we are set to enjoy seeing them go head to head. Surely you too are eager to find out more about the

Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

. So read on as we delve deeper into the details of the tournament and get to see how each team has prepared for this thrilling round of European football.

UEL 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

From Dortmund hosting Rangers and Barcelona facing Napoli, to Lazio visiting Porto and Real Sociedad going head to head with RB Leipzig, we have got so many intense games to watch, yet so little time to catch them all. So without further ado, here is everything you need to know about the Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream.

Dortmund v Rangers

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 18:45 CET

  • Venue: Westfalenstadion

Dortmund usually compete in the Champions League and we have many fond memories of the Bundesliga side in the UCL. But that does not mean that the German club always play in the Champions League and they might sometimes play in the UEL as well. With Erling Haaland’s presence at the club, many are excited to see the Norwegian star grace the pitch in the tournament as he has the chance to further boost his stats before potentially switching clubs in the following months.

Borussia Dortmund

will be hosting Rangers, whom they last met in the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup Last 32 round. The German team progressed through to the next round on penalties the last time they met each other and will be hoping to repeat the same feats this time around. Rangers do not have much of a good track record against German teams in European tournaments as they have lost their last eight games against clubs from Germany since 1998.

Dortmund are currently chasing

Bayern Munich

in the Bundesliga and have won four of their last five league games. They still have the chance to catch up with the Bavarians and are motivated enough to take their shot in the UEL as well. Rangers are the same in the Scottish Premiership as they are neck and neck with Celtic and are relentlessly chasing them week-in week-out. Most things are equal between the two sides and we will have to wait and see how things will pan out in the end.

It is all up for grabs and many are eager to find out more about the UEL 2022 fixtures and live stream news in order to catch this thrilling game. According to the latest

Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

news, Dortmund will be hosting Rangers at the Westfalenstadion at 18:45 CET and you can catch the game on ESPN and BT Sport 2.

Zenit v Real Betis

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 18:45 CET

  • Venue: Krestovsky Stadium

The

Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

news suggest that there are many more intense games to catch on Thursday and we couldn’t be any happier. All the way across Europe at the Krestovsky Stadium, Zenit St. Petersburg are set to host Real Betis at 18:45 CET. Zenit seem to be quite unbeatable at home as they have only lost one of their 24 home games in the UEFA Europa League.

While Real Betis’ record does not match Zenit’s in the UEL, it is still an impressive one as they Spanish side seem to be quite unbeatable away from home with only one defeat in their last 10 away games in the tournament. The Russian Premier League side have lost Sardar Azmoun, their most important striker, to

Bayer Leverkusen

and will have to cope without him, which could prove difficult in the long run.

Before we get to the details about the Europa League 2022 Round of 16 live stream, let us see how each of the teams have fared in their respective leagues. Zenit are currently top of their league in Russia and are being chased by Dyanmo Moscow, PFC Sochi and CSKA Moscow. Their last five league games have seen them draw three games, while winning the other two.

While Zenit are currently first in their respective league, their defenses are not the tightest in Russia and this matter could prove troublesome if they do not improve their backline for the European tournament. Real Betis have been quite incredible in La Liga as well thanks to Manuel Pellegrini’s genius. They are currently sitting third behind Sevilla and Real Madrid, while Barcelona and

Atletico Madrid

struggle to catch up with them.

Betis’ defenses are not the best in the league, but their offense is one of the best as they have scored 45 goals in 24 mathes, while Real Madrid’s star-studded squad have scored 48 goals in the same number of games. If you too are eager to know more about the UEL 2022 fixtures and live stream of the game between Zenit and Real Betis, then it is worth mentioning that you can catch this thrilling game on Paramount+, ESPN 2, beIN Sports Connect and DStv Now.

Barcelona v Napoli

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 18:45 CET

  • Venue: Camp Nou

Who would have thought that we would one day get to see

Barcelona

in the Europa League once again? The Blaugranas were such an inseparable part of the UCL during Lionel Messi’s reign and we have gotten used to the fact that the Spanish giants would always go on to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. However, that did not happen after Messi’s departure and Barca failed to qualify for the UCL Round of 16 as they lost their chances in the Group Stages.

Now, at least they are motivated to add another trophy to their trophy cabinet in the UEL instead. Barcelona will be hosting Napoli at the Camp Nou and everything is set for the intense match between the two giants. Barcelona have suffered through enough in the 2021-22 season and have barely made it out of the middle of the league table and are currently sitting fourth behind Real Betis with 39 points in 23 games.

Xavi’s arrival has certainly changed things at the club and their supporters are quite happy to see that everything is changing for the good. Napoli have a slightly better position in their respective league and even have the chance to finish the season as Serie A champions if everything goes in their favor. They are currently going shoulder to shoulder with Inter and AC Milan and are wary of Juventus as well, who are closing in on them from behind.

According to the Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream news,

Napoli

will be visiting Barca at 18:45 CET and you can catch the game on the platforms that were previously mentioned.

Sheriff v SC Braga

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 18:45 CET

  • Venue: Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena

The UEL 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream news point us to the direction of the Sheriff versus SC Braga match, which will go underway at the same time as the other three matches that we have talked about until now. Sheriff surprised all of us when they somehow managed to beat

Real Madrid

in the Champions League Group Stages.

While they did manage to make history by defeating one of the most decorated clubs in the world, Sheriff were not able to qualify for the UCL Round of 16 as they failed to keep their consistency in the previous stage. The Moldovan side now have the chance to prove themselves in the Europa League as they host SC Braga. Braga are fourth in the Portuguese top-flight with 41 points in 22 league games and are way behind league leaders Porto, who have accumulated 60 points from the same number of games.

The Portuguese side have one of the most prolific players in this season’s tournament as Ricardo Horta has managed to score three goals while providing three assists in the competition. Sheriff are currently quite inexperienced in the knockout stages as it will be their first time playing beyond the group stages. Looking for news on the Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream? The two sides will be meeting each other at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena at 18:45 CET and you can catch the game on beIN Sports Xtra, Star+, BT Sport and Paramount+.

RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Red Bull Arena Leipzig

Leipzig were closely chasing Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in the 2020-21 season. Even though they are not sitting second on the league table, they are still one of the top-four clubs in the German top-flight and are one of the favorites to win the Europa League. According to the latest Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream news,

RB Leipzig

will be hosting Real Sociedad at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig as the Spaniards come with a good tally of five games without defeat.

Real Sociedad are currently sixth in La Liga with 38 points in their last 23 league games. Based on the information available on

UEL 2022 fixtures and live stream

, you can catch this game on several online streaming services such as the BT Sport app.

Porto v Lazio

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Estadio do Dragao

Porto

versus Lazio is going to be one of the more thrilling matches in the tournament so far, if both teams get to play at their best without parking the bus on either end. Many are eager to find out more about the Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream of this match as Porto and their Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi are set to host Lazio at the Estadio do Dragao. Porto are currently fighting for their place at the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 60 points in 22 games.

Their strikers have been quite prolific as well, having scored 57 goals throughout their league matches. While Porto are roaming the very top of their respective league table, Lazio are fighting for a chance to qualify for next season’s European tournaments, preferably the Champions League if the opportunity arises. With 52 goals in 25 league games, Lazio’s offense is quite lethal as well, which could prove to be troublesome for Porto’s defense. According to the Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream news, you can watch the two teams clash on Thursday 17 February at 21:00 CET.

Atalanta v Olympiacos

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

Atalanta v Olumpiacos will go head to head against each other at the same time Porto host Lazio. Olympiacos will be visiting Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia and many are looking for more info on the Europa League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream. Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata is on fire and has scored in each of his last three matches in any European tournament. All eyes will be on the Colombian as he tries to be only the third Colombian to score in four successive games at such tournaments.

Sevilla v Dinamo Zagreb

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan

Sevilla

have been known for their title-winning years in the Europa League as they have won several titles in the past couple of years. That is why all eyes will be on the La Liga side as they host Dinamo Zagreb at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Sevilla have also attracted quite a lot of attention this season due to their relentless chase of Real Madrid in La Liga. Sevilla’s new arrival Anthony Martial could be put to test at his first European match for the Spanish giants. The Frenchman arrived at Sevilla as a loan player from Manchester United until the end of the season.

Many are certainly looking for more info on the

Europa League 2022 Round of 16 live stream

of this clash as Sevilla are expected to put on a good show against Dinamo Zagreb. While Julen Lopetegui’s men are chasing Los Blancos in the Spanish top-flight, the Croatian side are top of their league and are being chased by Osijek. We will have to wait and see which side emerges victorious in the end as both teams have the potential to go through to the next round.

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