LASK clash confirmed for Old Trafford

Thursday 09 July 2020 18:47

Manchester United will complete our Europa League Round of 16 tie against LASK at Old Trafford.

The Reds lead the Austrian side five 5-0 following the first leg, which was the club’s last match before the season was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

UEFA have today (9 July) confirmed that second-leg matches can take place at home stadiums, but behind closed doors.

The game will be held on either the 5 or 6 August, with the fixture list being confirmed after the quarter-final and semi-final draw at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, which takes place on Friday (10 July) at 12:00 BST.

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European football’s governing body said it would “continue to monitor the situation” and could move matches “should new events occur that would make it impossible to play one or more matches at the original venues”.

The remainder of the 2019/20 Europa League will take place in Germany in August as a straight knockout ‘finals’ tournament. All ties will be single-leg fixtures.

Today the UEFA Executive Committee ruled fixtures would be without fans until further notice. VAR will continue to be in operation for the remainder of the tournament.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side take a five-goal advantage into the Round of 16 second leg against LASK thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira.

The other remaining Europa League Round of 16 fixtures are as follows:

Shakhtar Donetsk v Wolfsburg (2-1)
Leverkusen v Rangers (3-1)
Wolves v Olympiacos (1-1)
Basel v Frankfurt (3-0)
Copenhagen v İstanbul Başakşehir (0-1)
Getafe v Inter*
Roma v Sevilla*

*To be single-leg matches at the Europa League Finals tournament in Germany after first-leg matches were postponed.

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