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UEFA Europa League enters knock-out stages

By Chris Dinsdale

February 25, 2021 - UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg matches take place after a record 59 goals were scored in a pulsating night of first leg action. Contests include Bayer Leverkusen taking on Young Boys of Switzerland, Benfica facing a heavyweight clash with Arsenal, and PSV Eindhoven hosting Olympiacos. The draw for the Last 16 takes place in Nyon, Switzerland, on February 26.

The 2020-21 UEFA Europa League is the 50th season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament.

The season culminates with the final at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Poland on May 26, 2021.

The winners of the tournament automatically qualify for the 2020-21 Champions League group stage, and earn the right to play against the winners of the 2020-21 Champions League in the 2021 UEFA Super Cup.

Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national league and cup competitions.

PUBLISHED: 22/02/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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