Liverpool, Chukwueze Get Easy Draws as Roma and Brighton Set Up Europa League R16 Cracker

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 Liverpool, Chukwueze Get Easy Draws as Roma and Brighton Set Up Europa League R16 Cracker

Ayoola Kelechi 13:08 - 23.02.2024

The 2023/24 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 draws have thrown up several interesting

The Europa League last 16 draw has thrown up some fascinating ties, with Liverpool and AC Milan, featuring Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze, handed favorable draws, while AS Roma and Brighton are set for a headline-grabbing clash. 

The draw, which outlines the road to the final in Dublin this May, promises exciting matchups across the board.

Favourable Draws for Premier Contenders

Liverpool will face Sparta Praha in what appears to be a comfortable draw for the English giants, allowing them to eye a deep run in the competition. 

Similarly, AC Milan, with the talented Chukwueze in their ranks, will take on Slavia Praha, setting up what many will see as a manageable encounter for the Italian heavyweights.

Spotlight Fixture: Roma vs. Brighton

The draw's standout tie undoubtedly pairs Roma against Brighton, setting the stage for an enthralling contest between two teams that have shown impressive form in their respective leagues. 

This matchup is anticipated to be a tightly contested affair, with both sides keen to progress further in the competition.

Other Notable Ties

The rest of the draw has also produced intriguing matchups, including Marseille vs. Villarreal, Benfica vs. Rangers, and Freiburg vs. West Ham, each promising its own drama and excitement. 

Sporting facing Atalanta and Qarabağ taking on Bayer Leverkusen round out the last 16 ties, ensuring a diverse mix of styles and stories.

All eyes will be on the Roma vs. Brighton clash, but Liverpool's journey and Chukwueze's performance with AC Milan will also attract significant attention. 

With matches scheduled for March 7 and 14, fans across the globe will be eagerly anticipating the unfolding of these ties, each carrying the potential for upsets, heroic performances, and memorable Europa League moments.