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Europa League draw results: Fixtures, schedule for round of 16 as Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham and Rangers matches set

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Premier League leaders Liverpool will meet Sparta Prague in the Europa League round of 16.

The Reds will return to European action against Czech opponents who beat Galatasaray 6-4 in the knockout play-offs on Thursday.

Brighton & Hove Albion will take on Serie A giants Roma and West Ham United will face Bundesliga club Freiburg.

Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers have been handed a trip to Portugal to encounter Benfica.

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The ties for the British clubs have been provisionally scheduled to take place on March 7 and 14 2024, with the winners over two legs advancing to the quarter-finals.

Liverpool won the competition in 1973, 1976 and 2001, while West Ham reached the semi-finals in 2021/22 – the same season in which Rangers lost in the final for the second time in 14 years.

Brighton have impressed in their first ever season in Europe, winning their group courtesy of an 88th-minute Joao Pedro goal at home to Marseille.

Europa League draw: Liverpool face Sparta again

All four teams won their groups, meaning they were paired with winners from the play-offs between second-placed teams in the draw.

The Reds have faced Sparta in the competition before, winning 1-0 on aggregate in the 2010/11 round of 32.

Former Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the tie after 86 minutes of the second leg at Anfield, and manager Jurgen Klopp might hope for a more comfortable passage to the final eight this time around.

Sparta pictured their squad and coaching staff smiling and hugging each other after watching the draw.

Uefa expects to confirm the dates and kick-off times of the fixtures later on Friday.

Full 2023/24 Europa League round of 16 draw:

Sparta Prague vs Liverpool
Marseille vs Villarreal
Roma vs Brighton
Benfica vs Rangers
Freiburg vs West Ham
Sporting vs Atalanta
Milan vs Slavia Praha
Qarabağ vs Leverkusen

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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