after the goals from Di María and Dybala, the round of 16 draw left a cross between Argentines and great games

Lisandro and Garnacho’s Manchester United go against Guido Rodríguez’s Betis. Juventus, Seville and Rome already have rivals.

He Betis will have to play the pass to the quarterfinals of the Europa League against Manchester Unitedthe least desired rival that this Thursday left Barcelona out of the competition, according to the round of 16 draw, which matched the Real society with the Romaal Sevilla with the Fenerbahce Turkish already Juventus with the Freiburg from Germany.

Classified as the top seed, after finishing first in the group stage, the team where the world champion plays guido rodriguez, directed by the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini will run into the “cuckoo” of the teams that have had to overcome the previous qualifying round. He did it with a comeback against Barça at Old Trafford (2-1), with De Gea, Varane and Casemiro in his starting eleven.

Third in the Premier League, now 5 points behind leader Arsenal, Erik Ten Hag’s men, with Lisandro Martinez y Alexander Garnachopuffed out their chests after defeating Barcelona, ​​the leader of LaLiga, who, as his coach recalled, leads Real Madrid by 8 points, “on a magnificent night.”

Lisandro Martínez dreams with Manchester United. Photo: Oli SCARFF / AFP.

Betis will have in their favor playing the second leg at home, the same as Real Sociedad, who will visit José Mourinho’s Roma in the first leg and Paulo Dybalaclassified for the round of 16 after defeating Salzburg last night in the Olympic, with a double from the Argentine star.

Mourinho’s men are also third in Italy, 18 points behind Napoli, and are chasing a new European title this season after having lifted the Conference League by beating Feyenoord in the first final in the history of the competition, last year.

The third Spanish team present at today’s draw in Nyon (Switzerland), the Sevilla of Papu Gómez, Gonzalo Montiel, Marcos Acuña and Lucas Ocampos, among other Argentines, their future in Europe will be played against Fenerbahce Turkish in a competition that reigns with six titles, compared to the three won by Liverpool, Juventus, Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid.

Despite the 2-0 loss against PSV, Jorge Sampaoli’s men continue ahead thanks to the 3-0 first leg and will now meet an opponent who has already left them out of Europe on one occasion and who reaches the round of 16 as head of series and as second in the Turkish league.

The draw, in which the former Hungarian player Zoltán Gera collaborated, since the final will be played on May 31 at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest, also matched the Juventus of little angel di maria y Leandro Paredes with the Freiburg German, who reaches this stage of the competition for the first time, just like the union berlin and the Union Saint-Gilloise Belgian, who will face each other.

Angel Di Maria, unstoppable.  Treble against Nantes and qualifying for the round of 16.  Photo: AP Photo/Mathieu Pattier.

Angel Di Maria, unstoppable. Treble against Nantes and qualifying for the round of 16. Photo: AP Photo/Mathieu Pattier.

He Bayer Leverkusen of Xabi Alonso, who left out on penalties the Monacowas paired with the Ferencvaros Hungarian; he Arsenal by Mikel Arteta, twice finalist, with the Sporting Lisbon and will solve the tie in his field, and the Shakhtar Donetsk Ukrainian, with the Feyenoord dutch.

Shakhtar, which “is representing much more than a club”, according to the assistant general secretary and football director of the UEFAGiorgio Marchetti, in the draw beat French Rennes on penalties (3-3/4-5) to enter today’s draw, when the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is celebrated.

The first legs are scheduled for March 9 and the second leg a week later, on March 16.

Source: EFE

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