Europa League: Partey to play Fatawu Issahaku as Arsenal draw Sporting; Man United face Betis
The Ghanaian duo of Thomas Partey and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku will come up against each other in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League following Friday’s draw.
Sporting CP, who beat Midtjylland en route to advancing to the next round, have been drawn against Arsenal. The game will see both Issahaku and Partey contest for a place in the quarterfinal of the European competition.
Elsewhere, Manchester United face Spanish opposition once again after being pitted against Real Betis. The Red Devils defeated Barcelona with a 4-3 aggregate score in the previous round with Antony’s goal securing qualification for Erik ten Hag’s men.
Juventus will also come up against Freiburg in another tricky fixture of the last 16 while Union Berlin and Union Saint-Gilloise is another fixture to keep an eye on.
Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen are up against Ferencvaros with Shakhtar Donetsk facing Eredivisie side, Feyenoord.
AS Roma will need to overcome the competition from Real Sociedad for a place in the quarterfinal while Sevilla and Fenerbahce also go head-to-head.
The first leg of the round of 16 games is scheduled for March 9 with the return fixtures taking place a week after, March 16.