Europa League draw: Man City face Porto, Man Utd take on Ajax

Man City will face Europa League holders Porto, Man Utd were drawn against Ajax, while Stoke City will play Valencia

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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The draw for the last 32 of the Europa League took place on Friday Photo: The Sport Review

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Manchester City will face Europa League holders Porto for a place in the last 16, while Manchester United will take on Dutch champions Ajax after the draw was made on Friday.

If City, who finished third in Champions League Group A behind Bayern Munich and Napoli, get past Porto they will be rewarded with a tie against either Legia Warsaw or Sporting Lisbon in the last 16.

“It’s amazing,” said Manchester City football administrator Brian Marwood. “We’ve gone through the hardest group in the Champions League and now got the holders of the Europa League.

“It’s a big game for the club and we’ll be taking it seriously as Roberto Mancini said. It is a busy schedule but we haven’t had to do the early rounds. We look forward to it, Porto are very attractive opposition.”

Meanwhile, United will travel to the Amsterdam Arena to take on Frank De Boer’s Ajax, who won last season’s Eredivisie title. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will face either Lokomotiv Moscow or Athletic Bilbao for a place in the quarter-finals if they reach the last 16.

Stoke City will take on Valencia at the Britannia Stadium in the first leg of their last 32 clash, with Tony Pulis’ side facing a tough second-leg trip away at the Mestalla. Should Stoke defeat their La Liga opponents, they will take on Trabzonspor or PSV for a place in the last eight.

Europa League last 32 draw in full

FC Porto v Manchester City

AFC Ajax v Manchester United

Lokomotiv Moscow v Athletic Club

Salzburg v Metalist Kharkiv

Stoke City v Valencia

Rubin Kazan v Olympiacos

AZ Alkmaar v RSC Anderlecht

Lazio v Atlético Madrid

Steaua BucureÅŸti v FC Twente

Viktoria Plzeň v Schalke 04

Wisła Kraków v Standard Liège

SC Braga v BeÅŸiktaÅŸ JK

Udinese v PAOK

Trabzonspor v PSV

Hannover 96 v Club Brugge

Legia Warszawa v Sporting Lisbon

Europa League last 16 draw in full

Salzburg/Metalist v Rubin/Olympiacos

Legia/Sporting v Porto/Manchester City

Steaua/Twente v Plzeň/Schalke

Wisła/Standard v Hannover/Brugge

Stoke/Valencia v Trabzonspor/PSV

Alkmaar/Anderlecht v Udinese/PAOK

Lazio/Atlético v Braga/Beşiktaş

Porto/Manchester United v Lokomotiv/Athletic

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