Bundesliga sides find out their Europa League opponents

The draw for the second round of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League has been made this afternoon.

32 teams make up the second round, 24 from the group stage and eight teams who have transferred from the Champions League.

Germany have three representatives for the remainder of the competition which kicks off again in February.

Champions League drop outs Bayer 04 Leverkusen have been drawn against FC Porto.

The Portuguese Primeira Liga giants have won this competition twice – in 2003 and 2011. Managed by former player Sérgio Conceição, Porto currently find themselves below rivals Benfica in the league once again.

Last season’s semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt face exciting Austrian Bundesliga leaders RB Salzburg.

Salzburg finished third in their Champions League group, behind Liverpool and Napoli. They have hotshot Erling Haaland up front, though the Norwegian international is widely-expected to leave in January.

There is no doubt the Eagles will have a tough task ahead of them in the New Year as RB Salzburg will be looking to make a name for themselves in Europe by trying very hard in this competition.

The Bundesliga’s final representative in this season’s competition, VfL Wolfsburg, will face Swedish side FC Malmo in the second round.

These first legs of these ties will take place on Thursday 20 February, with the second leg taking place the following week.

The full round of 32 draw is as follows:

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Espanyol
Sporting CP vs İstanbul Başakşehir
Getafe vs Ajax
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Porto
Copenhagen vs Celtic
APOEL vs FC Basel
CFR Cluj vs Sevilla
Olympiacos vs Arsenal
AZ Alkmaar vs LASK Linz
Club Brugge vs Manchester United
Ludogorets vs Internazionale
Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Salzburg
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica
VfL Wolfsburg vs Malmö
Roma vs Gent
Rangers vs Sporting Braga

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