Tottenham Hotspur will face Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League round of 16 after the draw was made in Nyon, Switzerland today.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 26, 2021
Manchester United will face AC Milan while Arsenal take on Olympiakos. Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers play Slavia Prague.
The full draw:
Europa League last 16 draw:
🇳🇱 Ajax v Young Boys 🇨🇭
🇺🇦 Dynamo Kiev v Villarreal 🇪🇸
🇮🇹 Roma v Shakhtar 🇺🇦
🇬🇷 Olympiacos v Arsenal 🏴
🇭🇷 Dinamo Zagreb v Spurs 🏴
🏴 Man Utd v AC Milan 🇮🇹
🇨🇿 Slavia Prague v Rangers 🏴
🇪🇸 Granada v Molde 🇳🇴 #UELdraw
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Tottenham defeated Austrian side Wolfsberger 8-1 on aggregate to progress through the round of 16.
Spurs earned a 4-0 win in the second-leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening, where Dele Alli was outstanding in the second leg.
2008 – Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Zagreb have met only once before in European competition; Spurs beat Dinamo 4-0 at home during the group stages of the UEFA Cup in 2008-09, a game in which Darren Bent scored a hat-trick. Throwback. #UELdraw
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 26, 2021
The England international scored from an outstanding bicycle kick, while Carlos Vinicius scored twice on the night. In fact, no player has had a direct hand in more Europa League goals than him (nine – six goals, three assists).
Jose Mourinho has previously won the competition twice – with Porto and Manchester United – and he will be looking to win it again with Spurs.
Tottenham’s Europa League match against Dinamo Zagreb will be reversed so it does not clash with Arsenal’s game against Olympiakos. Spurs will now play their home leg first on March 11th. [@DaleJohnsonESPN]#COYS #THFC
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) February 26, 2021
Back in December, Tottenham were challenging for the Premier League title, but they have slipped to 9th in the table after losing five out of their last six league games.
While mathematically Spurs can still get into the top-four, winning the Europa League is their best chance to play in the Champions League next season.
Here are some of the best reactions from Spurs fans:
— theofficial_TLN #stillEuropean (@theofficial_TLN) February 26, 2021
— chris (@bealec00) February 26, 2021
I’ll take it
— yikyikhuoyik (@yikyikhuoyik) February 26, 2021
— Alfie (@AlfieButler20) February 26, 2021
— DANNY JACOB$ (@DannyDred34) February 26, 2021
Happy enough with that.
Away second leg, though you'd hope we can win away first leg and take the pressure off the second leg.
They are top of their league though, only losing 3 times all season in the league and with +30 GD, so can't take anything for granted!#COYS
— It all seems a bit trivial now 💙 (@MattyFrench82) February 26, 2021
Ecstatic. Technically based on odds the 2nd best draw available. But no game is easy from now on.
— Justin Wells (@justinjdwells) February 26, 2021
The uound of 16 first leg ties will take place on March 11 while second leg fixtures will be played seven days later.
Games will be split between 5.55 pm and 8.00 pm, both UK time.