Thursday, February 14, were played the first matches of the 1/16 finals of the Europa League
In the opening round of the playoffs of the tournament, Ukraine was represented by Dynamo and Shakhtar, who have completed their games against Olympiakos and Eintracht Frankfurt, respectively, with the same result – a draw 2:2.
However, in the context of the two-legged tie and the prospects to reach the quarterfinals these results can have the opposite consequence, since Dynamo got a draw on the road, and the miner has allowed the opponent twice will differ in his field.
In other matches 1/16 finals of the Europa League, it is worth noting sensational defeat of Arsenal from FC BATE Borisov, a tough win to Chelsea and a landslide victory for Napoli.
In addition, in a duel between two equal opponents Lazio and Seville, the Spanish club got an important away victory, but Rennes and Betis gave out the most effective match this stage of the tournament, scoring on two of six goals.