When Manchester United and Manchester City were dropped into the UEFA Europa League, they were instantly dubbed the favorites to win the competition. Though both teams were able to get through the first knockout round, they were stuffed in the Round of 16. The three remaining Spanish clubs are now the big favorites, but everyone remaining is strong and very capable of winning the competition.
The entire draw for the rest of the competition will be determined on Friday, with UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino conducting the draw shortly after the UEFA Champions League draw. At this point in the competition, teams from the same country can be drawn together and there are no seeds.
The remaining teams are:
Atletico Madrid (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
Valencia (La Liga)
Schalke 04 (Bundesliga)
Hannover 96 (Bundesliga)
Sporting Lisbon (Portuguese Liga)
Metalist Kharkiv (Ukranian Premier League)
AZ Alkmaar (Eredivisie)
The draw will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. CET, which is 8:00 a.m. ET, as this is the odd time of year when North America adjusts their clocks before Europe. You can catch the draw streaming live on UEFA.com.