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Europa League Draw: Man Utd-Real Sociedad, Arsenal-Benfica Lead Mouthwatering Knockout tTes

Sevilla Europa League

Manchester United have been handed a tie against Real Sociedad in the Europa League round of 32, while Arsenal have landed Benfica, and Tottenham will face Wolfsberger.

United will travel to the Anoeta to face current La Liga leaders Real Sociedad after dropping into Europe’s second-tier competition following their Champions League exit.

The Red Devils made it through to the semi-finals last season only to be beaten by eventual winners Sevilla, and are among the favorites to win the trophy again come May, but Sociedad will likely provide a stern test of their credentials.

Champions League

Benfica: We Cant Understand How A Slovenian Was In Charge Of This Match

Benfica through their president Luis Felipe Vieira have termed the Champions League exist as a ‘outrage’ and they have vowed to protest to the Portuguese Football Federation.

Many might be wondering why Vieira is not going through UEFA and the truth is am just as shocked  as you are, however, having watched the match, i do believe Benfica have a reason to feel short changed.

The Portuguese side were the better of the two in the opening minutes of the game and they should have gone forward on more than two occasion were it not for their lack of sharpness in front of goal.

Champions League

Arsenal Knocked Out As Milan and Benfica Make It To Quarters

An amazing Arsenal side were yesterday forced to rue their missed chances as their hopes of progressing to the quarter finals of the Champions League were extinguished by a very poor Milan side.

Losing 3-0 on the night, Milan made it through to the last eight 4-3 on aggregate thanks to their first leg 4-0 win at the San Siro two weeks ago. I have to admit, after Van Bommel’s early yellow card and Kosceilny’s 7th minute opener, i knew i was in for a long night.