2019 Europa League Last 16 Fixtures – After defeating Malmo in the Europa League round of 32 fixtures, Chelsea’s reward is a tricky fixture against Dynamo Kyiv. The Stamford Bridge outfit has been having a very disastrous 2019 as they have been having issues. They have lost 4-0 to Bournemouth, 6-0 to Man City, 2-0 to Arsenal as well as being knocked out of the FA Cup at home by Manchester United. The Europa league seems to be the only likely option for a trophy and Champions League qualification for next season.
Despite the bad form, they were able to defeat Swedish side FC Malmo by a 5-1 aggregate score. Chelsea will face Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine as a result of Friday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs of the last-16 ties are set for March 7, with the returns taking place on March 14 as both Premier League clubs look to stay on course for the final in Baku.
Also See: See Full Europa League Last 32 Draw Here
Arsenal progressed from the round of 32 with a 3-1 aggregate win over BATE Borisov, overturning a first-leg loss in Belarus with a 3-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
Full 2019 Europa League Last 16 Fixtures
Here is the full draw for you.
|Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev|
|Frankfurt vs Inter Milan|
|Dinamo vs Benfica|
|Napoli vs Salzburg|
|Valencia vs Krasnodar|
|Sevilla vs Slavia Prague|
|Arsenal vs Rennes|
|Zenit vs Villarreal|
- Zenit overcame Villarreal in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup round of 32 en route to lifting the trophy that season. The Russian side won 1-0 at home prior to a 2-1 defeat in Spain which meant they progressed on away goals.
- Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech – who will retire at the end of this season – played for Rennes for two seasons, 2002/03 and 2003/04.
- Chelsea v Dynamo Kyiv will be of special interest to Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko, the celebrated striker who played for both clubs during his illustrious playing career.
- Frankfurt v Inter is the only tie involving two former winners. The German side lifted the trophy in 1980 and Inter managed three titles in eight seasons in the 1990s.
- Sevilla and Slavia Praha met in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage, the Spanish side winning 4-2 at home and 3-0 in the Czech capital.
7 March: Round of 16, first leg
14 March: Round of 16, second leg
15 March: Quarter-final & semi-final draw
11 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
18 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
2 May: Semi-finals, first leg
9 May: Semi-finals, second leg
Wednesday 29 May: Final – Olympic Stadium, Baku