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Europa League last 16: How to watch Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham, the quarter-final draw and odds

The Europa League returns as Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers all bid for a place in the quarter-finals! Fixtures, TV schedule, last-eight draw and EVERYTHING you need to know

  • The Europa League returns with the round of 16 beginning on Thursday evening
  • Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers are all in last-16 action 
  • BT Sport will broadcasting all eight matches between the four British teams live

The Europa League resumes once more on Thursday evening as the round of 16 gets underway. 

Leicester were the only British side to drop out in the round of 32, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers all still in action.  

Where the round of 32 represented the start of the knockout stages, the round of 16 also presents a change, with neither seedings or country protection a factor in the draw.

The Brits managed to avoid each other on this occasion, with a mouthwatering clash between United and European giants AC Milan the pick of the ties. 

With the round of 16 fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know. 

The focus now turns towards the prestigious trophy as 16 clubs battle for the quarter-finals

How to watch the Europa League round of 16 

All eight last-16 matches involving British teams will be broadcast by BT Sport across a variety of channels over the next couple of weeks.  

Those who have BT broadband can add BT Sport to your existing contract for £15-a-month, while the ‘Big Sport’ package – which includes BT Sport and 11 Sky Sports channels via a NOW TV pass – is available for £40 per month. 

Meanwhile, viewers can also buy a BT Sport monthly pass for £25, which involves no contract. 

Additionally, BT will be live streaming the matches on their website and app. 

Below are the TV channels for first-leg matches involving UK teams, with the second-leg channels yet to be announced.

Europa League first-leg TV schedule 
Match  Television channel
Manchester United vs AC Milan  BT Sport 1
Slavia Prague vs Rangers  BT Sport 3
Olympiakos vs Arsenal  BT Sport 2
Tottenham vs Dinamo Zagreb   BT Sport ESPN

Europa League: Last-16 fixtures in full

Europa League first-leg fixture dates 
Fixture  Time and date
Ajax vs Young Boys  March 11 at 5.55pm
Dynamo Kyiv vs Villarreal  March 11 at 5.55pm 
Manchester United vs AC Milan   March 11 at 5.55pm
Slavia Prague vs Rangers   March 11 at 5.55pm 
Granada vs Molde  March 11 at 8pm 
Olympiakos vs Arsenal  March 11 at 8pm 
Roma vs Shakhtar Dontetsk   March 11 at 8pm 
Tottenham vs Dinamo Zagreb   March 11 at 8pm 
Europa League second-leg fixture dates 
Fixture  Time and date
Arsenal vs Olympiakos  March 18 at 5.55pm
Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham  March 18 at 5.55pm 
Molde vs Granada   March 18 at 5.55pm
Shakhtar Dontetsk vs Roma   March 18 at 5.55pm 
AC Milan vs Manchester United  March 18 at 8pm 
Rangers vs Slavia Prague  March 18 at 8pm 
Villarreal vs Dynamo Kyiv   March 18 at 8pm 
Young Boys vs Ajax   March 18 at 8pm 

Europa League: British clubs in action 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United were drawn against Serie A contenders AC Milan

Jose Mourinho is set to make a number of changes as Tottenham face Dinamo Zagreb

Solskjaer’s (L) Man United take on AC Milan, while Mourinho’s Tottenham play Dinamo Zagreb

Steven Gerrard's Rangers will be full of confidence after being crowned Scottish champions

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal overcame a tricky match against Benfica

Also in action are Steven Gerrard’s (L) title-winning Rangers and Mikel Arteta’s (R) Arsenal

As mentioned above, there are a number of British teams in Europa League action over the next couple of weeks. 

And the most intriguing is undoubtedly the mammoth match-up between Manchester United and AC Milan, which will see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to his former club, though he won’t be available for the first leg. 

United, who dropped down from the Champions League after finishing third in their group, breezed through to the last-16 with 4-0 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.  

Elsewhere, Tottenham have been handed an easier tie on paper in Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb, though they are sat top of their league.

Meanwhile, Arsenal face familiar opposition in Olympiakos, while Rangers play Slavia Prague, who knocked out Leicester in the last round.  

Europa League winner: Odds 

Europa League winner odds 
Team  Odds
Manchester United 16/5
Tottenham   9/2
Arsenal   6/1
Ajax   7/1
Villarreal   15/2
Roma   9/1
 AC Milan  14/1
Rangers   20/1
Granada  20/1 
Shakhtar Donetsk  25/1 
*Provided by Betfair 

When is the Europa League quarter-final draw? 

With the Europa League returning to our screens, many will already be looking ahead to the quarter-finals. 

The draw for the last eight will take place on Friday, March 19, following the conclusion of Thursday’s last-16 ties. 

The semi-final draw will also take place at the same time at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. 

As with the round of 16 draw, UEFA will be streaming the event on their website, while BT Sport will also be televising it. 

The quarter-finals will then be played between April 8 and April 15, while the semi-finals will be played on both April 29 and May 6. 

The final, which will be in Gdansk, Poland this year, will take place on May 26. 

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