Europa League Round of 32 draw 2018-19
December 17, 2018 -- The draw for the Last 32 in the Europa League pits five-time champions Sevilla, currently in second place in Spain’s La Liga, against Lazio. Other notable ties of the round include matches featuring Napoli, Benfica and Valencia, teams all eliminated from the Champions League, against FC Zurich, Galatasaray, and Celtic respectively. The matches begin on February 14.
The 2018-2019 UEFA Europa League is the 48th season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament. The final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29, 2019.
The winners automatically qualify for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League group stage, and earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup.
Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national league and cup competitions.