Dieciseisavos de Europa League UEFA, 1a fase, Feb 18 infographic
El gráfico muestra el previo de partidos con los emparejamientos, y récords en Europa League UEFA de equipos que llegan a la competencia tras ser eliminados de la Liga de Campeones.


Europa League UEFA entra en etapas eliminatorias

By Chris Dinsdale

February 18, 2021 - Los partidos de la primera fase de Dieciseisavos de Fiinal de Europa League UEFA incluyen el enfrentamiento entre Real Sociedad y Manchester United, que actualmente luchan en los primeros sitios de La Liga de España y Premier League de Inglaterra, respectivamente. Los partidos de la segunda fase se realizarán el 25 de febrero.

The Real Sociedad-Manchester United match will be played in Turin, Italy, because of Covid-19 restrictions. Spain has barred travellers from the UK, where a new variant of Covid-19 is present.

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

Manchester United -- Europa League champions in 2017 -- are one of eight teams to drop into the tournament after being eliminated from the Champions League, Europe’s premier club competition. Others include Dutch team Ajax and Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, who have also lifted the Europa League trophy in the past.

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: 16/02/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images