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Europa League Draw Guide: Who Could Inter Face?

After their disappointing exit fro the Champions League, Inter will now play in the The Europa League, where they will be one of the seeded teams in the round-of-32.

When is it?
The Europa League round-of-32 draw will take place on Monday 17th December at UEFA’s HQ in Nyon, Switzerland.

What time is it?
The draw will commence at midday (GMT) following proceedings regarding the Champions League last-16.

The Europa League round-of-32 lineup
SEEDED

  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • Zenit
  • Dinamo Zagreb
  • Arsenal
  • Real Betis
  • Villarreal
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Genk
  • Sevilla
  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Chelsea
  • Napoli*
  • Valencia*
  • Inter*
  • Benfica*

UNSEEDED

  • Zurich
  • Celtic
  • Slavia Prague
  • Fenerbahce
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Olympiacos
  • Rapid Vienna
  • Lazio
  • Malmo
  • Krasnodar
  • Rennes
  • BATE
  • Viktoria Plzen*
  • Club Bruges*
  • Shakhtar Donetsk*
  • Galatasaray*

* Clubs finished third in Champions League group

How does the draw work?
The 12 group winners and runners up from the Europa League are joined by the eight third placed teams exiting from the Champions League.

Seeded teams will consist of the Europa League group winners along with the four best third placed teams dropping in from the Champions League.

These teams are then drawn against the unseeded sides to set up 16 head-to-head matches, with the seeded teams ensured to host the second leg.

The main restrictions heading into the draw are that teams can face a team from their Europa League group nor one from their same association. For example, Inter cannot be drawn against Lazio in this round.

When does the Europa League round-of-32 start?
The first legs will take place on February 14 while the return fixture follows a week later on February 21.

Who could Inter face?
Potential opponents: Zurich, Celtic, Slavia Prague, Fenerbahce, Olympiacos, Rapid Vienna, Malmo, Krasnodar, Rennes, BATE, Viktoria Plzen, Club Bruges, Shakhtar Donetsk, Galatasaray.

Dream draw: Malmo

One to avoid: Galatasaray

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