Both Erik ten Hag and Xavi have overseen major improvements in their sides this season, but only one of them will be continuing on their European adventure in 2023.
Are Barcelona eliminated if they lose to Man United?
Barcelona will be officially eliminated from the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa League if Barcelona lose to Manchester United in the second leg of the knockout stage of UEL. Then, the winner of that round, Manchester United, will advance to the round of 16.
If Manchester United beat Barcelona,the tie for the round of 16 will take place on February 24. At that stage, the play-off winners will join the group winners of the tournament.
Therefore, there are eight teams in the UEFA Europa League round of 16: Fenerbahce, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Feyenoord, Ferencvaros, Freiburg, Arsenal and Union Saint-Gilloise.