Dynamo Kyiv to face Lazio in the UEFA Europa League round of 16
On February 23 the UEFA Europa League round of 16 drawing took place in Nyon.
It was an open draw with no seeding or country protection. Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, though, teams from Russia and Ukraine couldn’t be drawn together so the first pairing to be drawn was the one involving Dynamo Kyiv.
The ball containing Dynamo Kyiv was placed in a bowl, and a ball was then selected from another bowl containing the 12 eligible teams.
The famous football player Eric Abidal, who was appointed ambassador of the final match in Lyon, completed the first pair. FC Dynamo Kyiv will face SS Lazio at this stage.
The first leg in Rome will be held on March 8, the second leg in Kiev - March 15.