Europa League round-of-16 draw

Europa League round-of-16 draw

The draw for the round 16 of the Europa League scheduled for Friday has been concluded.

The last 16 sees an all-German tie, a Belgian head-to-head, free-scoring Lyon to take on free-scoring Roma and Manchester United – the only UK club left in the competition – against the lowest-ranked side left, from Russia.

Gent, club to four Nigerian players (Anderson Esiti, Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu and Rabiu Ibrahim) were drawn against Genk (a former club to Wilfred Ndidi, who now plays for England Champions, Leicester City).

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Here’s the draw in full:

Celta Vigo (Spain) v FC Krasnodar (Russia)

Apoel FC (Cyprus) v Anderlecht (Belgium)

Schalke (Germany) v Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany)

Olympique Lyon (France) v Roma (Italy)

Rostov (Russia) v Manchester United (England)

Olympiacos (Greece) v Besiktas (Turkey)

Gent (Belgium) v Genk (Belgium)

FC Copenhagen (Denmark) v Ajax (Netherlands)

The first legs of the ties will take place on Thursday 9 March, with the second legs seven days later.

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