by Compiled from Wire Services
Dec 13, 2016 12:00 am
The draws for the Europa League's Round of 32 football tournaments were held Monday. Turkish clubs' opponents in the last 32 phase were revealed, as Turkey's Osmanlıspor will meet Greek football giants Olympiacos, Fenerbahçe drew Russia's Krasnodar and Beşiktaş is paired with Israel's Hapoel Beer-Sheva.
The last 32 first and second legs will be played next February. The 2017 Europa League final will be held on May 24 at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Meanwhile, draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League were made in Nyon, Switzerland, yesterday. Bayern Munich will play Arsenal in the round of 16 for the third time in five seasons.
Defending champion Real Madrid will host Napoli first, and Barcelona will travel first to play Paris Saint-Germain. Leicester, the only debutant in the round of 16, was drawn to play first at Sevilla, the Europa League winner for the past three seasons. Also, it was: Manchester City vs. Monaco; Benfica vs. Borussia Dortmund; FC Porto vs. Juventus; and Bayer Leverkusen vs. Atletico Madrid. The first legs will be played from Feb. 14-22, with return matches from March 7-15. The final will be on June 3 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.