The Europa League resumes its rights this Thursday evening, with the round of 16 first leg and a much-awaited clash between Manchester United and AC Milan. The meeting will be to follow from 6:45 pm on RMC Sport 1, but also on RMC Story.
The round of 16 of the Europa League 2020-2021 edition could not have started better. One might even believe that it is a third evening of the Champions League which opens this Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. on RMC Sport 1 and RMC Story. On the one hand, Manchester United, which has three C1, one C3 and a European Supercup to its list; on the other, AC Milan, the second most successful club in the history of the Champions League with seven trophies. A dream poster between two teams used to European summits and who are at loggerheads, with five victories each in their ten duels.
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It is also a meeting always spectacular and rhythmic: 17 goals scored in the last four clashes, or 4.25 goals per game on average. The last confrontation between the two teams, in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League 2009-2010, ended with a large 4-0 victory for the Mancuniens. For this first leg, Manchester will be without Paul Pogba and David de Gea, while Milan will, among other things, have to do without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ante Rebic. This meeting will also be followed in the Multizone on RMC Sport 3, which will also present the match between Ajax and the Young Boys of Bern from 7 p.m. Fallers of Lille, the last French team, in the previous round, the Amstellodamois are favorites but can be surprised by a team that eliminated Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 16.
Arsenal for a rematch
From 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1, the Gunners will face Olympiacos, with the objective of qualifying to erase the disappointment of last year. Indeed, last season, Arsenal was eliminated by the Greek team in the round of 16 of the Europa League, after a surprising 2-1 defeat at home, at the end of extra time. “It was a very difficult defeat to swallow, it was very cruel,” said Mikel Arteta, the Gunners coach. This match will also be followed in the Multizone, on RMC Sport 3.
The full program for the knockout stages of the Europa League
Manchester United- AC Milan at 6:45 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1
Ajax-Young Boys at 7 p.m. live on RMC Sport 2
Slavia Prague-Glasgow Rangers at 7 p.m. live on RMC Sport 4
Dynamo Kiev-Villarreal at 7 p.m. live on RMC Sport 5
Arsenal-Olympiakos at 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1
Dynamo Zagreb-Tottenham at 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 2
Roma-Donetsk at 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 4
Granada-Molde at 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 5
The multizone at 7 p.m. then 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 3