Nyon (AP) – Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen will take on Swiss football champions Young Boys Bern in the second round of the Europa League. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim takes on the Norwegian title holder Molde FK, according to the draw in Nyon.
Both Bundesliga clubs had come through as group winners, the Leverkusen team even as the team with the most goals in the preliminary round. The Hoffenheim are in the knockout round for the first time.
The first legs will be played on February 18, the second legs a week later. Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have to play first. The final is scheduled for May 26 in Gdansk.