By RYAN TOLMICH
Just one day after sealing their passage into the next stage, the remaining 16 teams vying for the Europa League title learned their fate Friday with the competition’s Round of 16 draw.
Tim Howard and Everton will face a trip to Ukraine, as the Toffees have been paired with Dynamo Kyiv. Roma and Fiorentina, meanwhile, won’t have to travel nearly as far as the Premier League side, as the two Serie A powerhouses will face off in the Round of 16.
Serie A boasts three other representatives in the final 16, as Inter Milan takes on Wolfsburg, Napoli faces Dinamo Moskova, and Torino matches up with Zenit.
The match between the AS Roma and Fiorentina is also not the only intra-country matchup, as reigning champions Sevilla are set to face off with Villarreal.
The opening legs of the Round of 16 will kick off March 12.
Take a closer look at the upcoming Europa League matchups below:
EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND OF 16
Everton (ENG) vs. Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Dnipro (UKR) vs. Ajax (Ned)
Zenit (RUS) vs. Torino (ITA)
Wolfsburg (GER) vs. Inter Milan (ITA)
Villarreal (ESP) vs. Sevilla (ESP)
Napoli (ITA) vs. Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
Club Brugge (BEL) vs. Beşiktaş (TUR)
Fiorentina (ITA) v. Roma (ITA)
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