With 16 matchups in the Europa League’s Round of 32, we simply couldn’t write about them all. We did write about eight of the most compelling matchups, either because one of the clubs is a favorite to make it all the way to Baku, or because both clubs have about an equal chance to reach the next round and a small chance to make it all the way themselves.
Here’s the list with links to previews of those eight matchups:
- Rapid Vienna v Inter Milan
- Krasnodar v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
- Zurich v Napoli
- Malmo v Chelsea
- Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt
- Celtic v Valencia
- Lazio v Sevilla
- BATE Borisov v Arsenal
As for the other eight matchups, here’s a brief look at each of those matches, including the favored club for the Round of 32 (according to FiveThirtyEight). Depending on how the first match goes this week, we may cover these eight matches a little more in depth next week.