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THE Europa League playoff draw takes place TODAY.

There will be a different approach to the Europa League draw this season, with theteams who have dropped out of the Champions League – such as Barcelona – going into today's draw.

The Champions League dropouts will be unseeded in the playoff draw today with the Europa League second-placed sides seeded.

Europa League group winners will not feature in today's draw and have received a bye to the Last 16.

  • TV/ live stream: BT Sport YouTube
  • Start time: Midday GMT

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  • Sunni Upal


    The eight Europa League group winners will skip this round and go straight to the last 16. They are:

    Lyon, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Red Star, Leverkusen and West Ham.


    The eight Champions League third-placed teams are unseeded. They are:

    Atalanta, Barcelona, Dortmund, Leipzig, Porto, Sevilla, Sheriff, Zenit.


    The eight Europa League group stage runners-up are seeded for the draw. They are:

    Real Betis, Braga, Dinamo Zagreb, Lazio, Napoli, Olympiacos, Rangers, Real Sociedad.

    • Sunni Upal

      POT LUCK

      Bit of a different format in this season’s Europa League from what we’re used to.

      There are only 24 teams left in the competition rather than 32 in years gone by.

      The eight group winners have a bye at this stage and will join the tournament in the last 16.

      In this round we will have the eight group runners-up as well as the eight third—placed teams from the Champions League.

    • Sunni Upal


      It’s European draw day! Welcome along everyone to what has surely got to be one of the best days of the football season.

      In just a short while from now we’ll find out the draw for the last 32 of the Europa League.

      And this year’s tournament is shaping up to be one of the best ever with the likes of Barcelona (yes, Barcelona!), Dortmund and Porto all in the hat and unseeded.

      The draw in Nyon starts on at around midday UK time after we’re all done with the Champions League draw.

      Stay right there for all the build-up.

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