UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Hot Spots

The UEFA Europa League is entering the knockout stage and major European teams, as well as some overseas teams, are still in contention.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car presents UEFA.com’s guide to the Round of 16.

Jordi Alba’s Centenary

In two minutes, Napoli 2-4 Barcelona

Galatasaray’s visit to Barcelona feels like a Champions League match and you could see one of your favorite Camp Nou players take a step forward. Jordi Alba played 99 matches in the European Club Championship. The 32-year-old once said that his main goal in life is to pass the ball to Lionel Messi.

Since the departure of his favorite Bulga, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become his favorite recipient. The Gabonese has scored 26 goals in the Europa League in his career and only needs seven more to join Radamel Falcao, the star of Porto and Atletico, to become the tournament’s all-time top scorer.

Rangers aspire high

In two minutes, Dortmund 2-4 Rangers

In two minutes, Dortmund 2-4 Rangers

Passion is also one of the characteristics of the Rangers. Glasgow FC are eager to continue their European adventure by hosting Red Star Belgrade. Following the departure of Steven Gerrard to Aston Villa, the club turned to former midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The Dutchman faces an uphill battle with Celtic in the domestic league as he tries to retain the Scottish League title. With the European title, Rangers think about it a little more, especially after the success he achieved against Borussia Dortmund in the play-offs, with a 4-2 victory in Germany before a 2-2 draw at home.

“We will face some strong opponents in the next round so it is a great time to measure ourselves against the best and make sure we perform well again. The finalists were defeated in this competition in 2007/2008, and Rangers won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Barcelona in 1972. Fifty years later Is it time to shine again?

Ruling on canceling away goals

On the recommendation of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee and the UEFA Women’s Football Committee, the UEFA Executive Committee approved in June a proposal to abolish the so-called away goals rule in all UEFA club competitions.

Therefore, in the event of a tie, away goals will not be taken into account to determine the eligible team. This procedure is replaced by a two-fifteen-minute extension and, if necessary, a penalty kick.

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The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville will host the final

The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville will host the finalGetty Images

Knockout Theater
March 10-17: Round of 16
March 18: Draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals
April 7th and 14th: Quarter-finals
April 28 and May 5: Semi-finals
May 18: Final (Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville)

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