In Nyon have been drawn couples sixteenth and eighth final the soccer Europa League which final will take place in Bucharest, Romania on the new stadium 9th svibnja 2012th year.
Romanian legend Miodrag Belodedici was a man who was with the UEFA delegates drew balls . Otherwise, Belodedici is the first footballer that win the European competition (UEFA Cup) with two different teams – Steaua Bucharest and Red Star.
Belodedici had problems with the opening of the first ball or an opponent to Portugese Porto and with reason. After a good minute trying to open the ball, on the paper was written Manchester City. It may not be a good draw for the “citizens” when it is known that in the last seven games the English team manage to pull only one draw in Portugal .
Already in the next drawing, and other Manchester (United) got his opponent – Dutch Ajax. It should be noted that the manager of the “red devils” four times led the team in the competition of the European Cup (UEFA Cup) and that four times the score was tied. However, United in 10 matches against the Dutch teams won six times and lost only twice.
Europa league draw 16/12/2011
FC Porto v Manchester City FC
AFC Ajax v Manchester United FC
FC Lokomotiv Moskva v Athletic Club
FC Salzburg v FC Metalist Kharkiv
Stoke City FC v Valencia CF
FC Rubin Kazan v Olympiacos CF
AZ Alkmaar v RSC Anderlecht
S.S. Lazio v Club Atlético de Madrid
FC Steaua Bucureşti v FC Twente
FC Viktoria Plzeň v FC Schalke 04
Wisła Kraków v R. Standard de Liège
SC Braga v Beşiktaş JK
Udinese Calcio v PAOK FC
Trabzonspor AŞ v PSV Eindhoven
Hannover 96 v Club Brugge KV
Legia Warszawa v Sporting Clube de Portugal