Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb will face Ivan Rakitić’s Sevilla in knockout round play-offs of the UEFA Europa League after the draw was made in Nyon today.
Dinamo Zagreb were seeded for the draw which featured the eight Europa League group runners-up and the eight Champions League group third-placed teams who were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams.
Dinamo will face Sevilla in the first leg of the knockout phase on 17 February in, with the second leg played at Maksimir stadium in Zagreb on 24 February 2022.
Former Croatian international and Sevilla captain Rakitić will return to play at Maksimir stadium for the first time since retiring from the national team.
The winners on aggregate will then advance to the last 16 of the Europe League.