UEFA Europa League Draw, 2012 Knockout Stages: This Might Be More Fun Than Champions League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Sir Alex Ferguson the Manchester United manager applauds the fans following his team's 4-1 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on December 10, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester United and Manchester City both got tough draws in the Europa League, drawing FC Porto and Ajax.

Shortly after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw was conducted, Gianni Infantino got in front of some cameras and drew even more plastic balls out of bowls. This time around, it was to set the knockout stages for the UEFA Europa League, the competition that Manchester City and Manchester United got to drop into. As if the draw was just waiting for them, they ended up against two of the best teams remaining in the competition in FC Porto and Ajax.

The rest of the draw looks like a lot of fun too, with every tie worth watching. Here's the full draw for the Europa League Round of 32.

FC Porto vs. Manchester City

Ajax vs. Manchester United

Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Athletic Bilbao

Salzburg vs. Metalist Kharkiv

Stoke City vs. Valencia

Rubin Kazan vs. Olympiacos

AZ Alkmaar vs. Anderlecht

Lazio vs. Atletico Madrid

Steaua Bucharest vs. FC Twente

Victoria Plzen vs. Schalke 04

Wisla Krakow vs. Standard Liege

Braga vs. Besiktas

Udinese vs. PAOK

Trabzonspor vs. PSV

Hannover vs. Club Brugge

Legia Warsaw vs. Sporting Lisbon

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