Rangers Draw Borussia Dortmund In 2021-22 Europa League Knockout Play-Offs

Rangers have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the Knockout Play-Offs of 2021-22 UEFA Europa League.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Gers will face Borussia Dortmund in the Knockout Play-Offs with the Scottish champions having lost just one of eight previous matches against the Bundesliga club who drop down to this competition after finishing third in their Champions League group.

Six-time champions, Sevilla will face Dinamo Zagreb in their Knockout Play-Off as the Spanish team begin their quest to reach the final, which will be held at their home stadium – Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Napoli’s reward for knocking Leicester out in the Group Stage is a difficult tie against Barcelona but will have advantage of playing the second leg at home against the La Liga club.

Atalanta face a tricky Knockout Play-Off after drawing Greece’s Olympiacos with the Greek team set to host the second leg at home in Piraeus.

RB Leipzig will seek a first major title in UEFA competitions as the Bundesliga club take on Real Sociedad for a place in the Round of 16.

Real Betis’ reward for finishing runner-up in Group G ahead of Celtic is a tie against Zenit St Petersburg with the La Liga club at home in the second leg.

Sheriff Tiraspol’s reward for finishing third in their Champions League group at expense of Shakhtar Donetsk is a tie against Braga.

Porto will face Lazio after the pair were the last two teams drawn out of the pot.

Lyon, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Eintracht Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Red Star Belgrade, Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham all topped their groups, which in turn meant that those eight teams all receive a bye to the Round of 16 in March 2022.

First legs in this round will be held on Thursday 17 February 2022 with the second legs held a week later on Thursday 24 February, although some ties could be moved to earlier in week depending on match-hosting logistics.

Team 1 v Team 2
Sevilla v Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta v Olympicaos
RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad
Barcelona v Napoli
Zenit St. Petersburg v Real Betis
Borussia Dortmund v Rangers
Sheriff Tiraspol v Braga
Porto v Lazio

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