Atalanta will be the first of the Italian teams to take to the field in the Europa League Round of 16, followed one day later by both Roma and Milan, who will face Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton and Slavia Praha respectively.

For the Round of 16 first leg, Atalanta will face Sporting CP at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon at 17.45 GMT on Wednesday March 6, one day before the traditional Europa League Thursday fixtures, due to a scheduling clash with Benfica in the Portuguese capital.

It will be the third time the two sides have met this season, as they were also drawn in the same Europa League group in the first half of the 2023-24 campaign. Atalanta won 2-1 in Lisbon back in October and drew their home leg 1-1 in their final group stage fixture.

Roma and Milan will both play their Europa League Round of 16 matches on Thursday March 7.

Roma have the early kick-off for the first leg, which will begin at 17.45 at the Stadio Olimpico.

It will be a first return to Italy for Brighton coach De Zerbi since his appointment on the English south coast.

Milan are the last Italian side to get their Round of 16 first legs underway, as they will kick off against Slavia Praha at 20.00 GMT on Thursday March 7.

All three of Atalanta, Roma and Milan will play their second legs the following week, on Thursday March 14, although official kick-off times have not yet been confirmed by UEFA.

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