Sevilla FC will find out their possible route to a sixth UEFA Europa League triumph, provided they beat AS Roma in the Round of 16 tie, which will take place over just one match. Curiously, UEFA confirmed that the match against the team from the Italian capital will take place on 5th or 6th August in Germany, as will Inter-Getafe. The other six Round of 16 ties, where the first leg was played, will be completed behind closed doors at the home team's stadium.
So, tomorrow's draw, with club representatives watching from a distance, will commence with the quarter final draw. From then on, the mini tournament will start in Germany, with matches in Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Dusseldorf and Cologne. With such little time between matches, the draw will instead be done today, meaning that each side will know their route to the final, and whether they will be the official home side or away side in that final.
There are no longer any conditions for the draw, meaning there is no country protection or seeding. The Round of 16 will be played on 5th/6th August, the quarter finals on 10th/11th August, the semi finals on 16th/17th August, and the final will be played on 21st August in Cologne. These are the eight ties in the Round of 16 and the current situation:
Sevilla FC-AS Roma (Single match in Germany)
FC Internazionale-Getafe CF (Single match in Germany)
(0) Eintracht Frankfurt-FC Basel (3)
(0) Istanbul Basaksehir FK-FC København (1)
(0) LASK Linz-Manchester United FC (5)
(1) Rangers FC-Bayer 04 Leverkusen (3)
(1) VfL Wolfsburg-FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2)
(1) Olympiacos FC-Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (1)