La Liga learns EL last-16 fate

The Europa League last-16 draw throws up an all-Spanish tie between Athletic Bilbao and Valencia as Villarreal play Bayer Leverkusen and Sevilla face Basel.

The tie between Athletic Bilbao and Valencia sees the 2012 finalists take on the 2004 winners and serves as a continuation to Sunday’s La Liga fixture at San Mames.

Elsewhere, Villarreal’s reward for beating high-flying Napoli in the round of 32 is an equally-difficult pair of games against Leverkusen, while competition holders Sevilla lock horns with Basel, the latter of whom will host the final in May.

The first legs will be played on March 10, with the return games scheduled a week later.

Europa League last-16 draw in full:

Shakhtar Donetsk v Anderlecht

Basel v Sevilla

Villarreal v Bayer Leverkusen

Athletic Bilbao v Valencia

Liverpool v Manchester United

Sparta Prague v Lazio

Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur

Fenerbahce v Braga