The UEFA Europa League 2022-23 knockout round playoffs draw is scheduled to start at 5:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Monday, November 7, 2022. It will take place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
The knockout round playoffs were introduced to the competition in the 2021-22 season. The eight runners up (seeded teams) from the UEL group stage will be joined by eight third-placed teams (unseeded teams) from the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Manchester United, PSV Eindhoven and Roma headline the seeded teams, while Barcelona, Juventus and Ajax headline the unseeded teams in the upcoming draw.
The winners of the playoffs will march into the UEFA Europa League round of 16, where they will face the eight UEL group winners.
The UEFA Europa League knockout round playoffs will take place over two legs, with the seeded teams at home in the second leg. As the away goals rule has been scrapped from the competition, the ties which level after 180 minutes will go into extra time. The tie goes to a penalty shootout if the teams still cannot be separated after the extra 30 minutes.
No team can play a team from the same national association in this round. The first legs are scheduled for February 16, 2023, with the second legs kicking off on February 23, 2023.
The UEFA Europa League 2022-23 final is set to take place on May 31, 2023, at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
Seeded teams in the UEL 2022-23 knockout round playoffs
Manchester United (England), Midtjylland (Denmark), AS Monaco (France), Nantes (France), PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), Stade Rennais (France), AS Roma (Italy) and Union Berlin (Germany).
Unseeded teams in the UEL 2022-23 knockout round playoffs
Ajax (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Juventus (Italy), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), RB Salzburg (Austria), Sevilla (Spain), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) and Sporting CP (Portugal).
Where to watch the UEL 2022-23 knockout round playoffs draw live in India?
The UEFA Europa League 2022-23 knockout round playoffs draw will be telecast live in India from 5:30 PM IST on the Sony Sports Ten 2 and Sony Sports Ten 2 HD TV channels in India on Monday, November 7.
Live streaming of UEL knockout round playoffs draw will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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