Europa League draw : Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma will play Dutch side Feyenoord in the play-off round in the Europa League, with the Portuguese coach hoping to add additional European awards on his CV. The other Serie A side, AC Milan is set to play Ligue 1 outfit Stade Rennais while Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk will travel to play another French team, Olympique Marseille in the play-off round.
Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma will play Feyenoord in the play-offs of the knockout round for the UEFA Europa League.Mourinho is the sole manager who has won all three present European trophy, and also taken home the Europa Conference League with Roma and Porto, and the Champions League with Inter Milan and Porto.
It is believed that the Portuguese manager also won the Europa League trophy in his debut season with Manchester United in 2017.
Roma is currently ranked seventh within Serie A while Feyenoord, which are 10 points behind the leaders of the league, PSV are in second place to PSV in Eredivisie.
Mourinho’s first club under director, Benfica which will be playing Ligue 1 side Toulouse, while another Primeira Liga side, Braga will have to make a difficult trip to Azerbaijan to play Qarabag.
A second Lisbon team in the draw, Sporting Club, face Swiss veteran Young Boys.
RC Lens, who were eliminated from the Champions League group stage, will take on Bundesliga outfit Freiburg as French team Stade Rennais take on Italian giants AC Milan.
Galatasaray is scheduled to take part in this year’s Turkish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia in the coming month, against the Intercontinental Rivalries Fenerbahce is scheduled to play Czech team Sparta Prague.
Shakhtar Donetsk, who have to play home matches outside of Ukraine because of the invasion of Russia they will face Olympique Marseille.
British clubs Brighton, Liverpool, Rangers and West Ham are all through to the final 16. They will know who their opponents are in the draw that will take place on the 23rd of February.
Within the Europa Conference League, Aston Villa, Club Bruges, Fenerbahce, Fiorentina, Lille, Maccabi Tel Aviv, PAOK, Viktoria Plzen are waiting until February 23rd to know their last-16 games.
These include Ajax against Bodo/Glimt, Real Betis v Dinamo Zagreb, and Union Saint-Gilloise against last year’s winners, Eintracht Frankfurt.
The initial stages of the two tournaments will be played on February 15, next year and the return match on February 22.