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Europa: Simon, Esiti’s Gent To Face Genk As United Draw Rostov

Europa: Simon, Esiti’s Gent To Face Genk As United Draw Rostov

Nigerian stars Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu of Gent will face Belgian Pro League rivals Genk while Manchester United have been drawn against Russia’s FC Rostov in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Simon and Esiti played key roles as Gent eliminated Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 32 on Thursday.

In other ties announced at the draw on Friday, Olympique Lyon will face AS Roma, Celta Vigo will battle Russia’s Krasnoda, while German Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach and Schalke 04 will clash.

Greek giants Olympiacos have been drawn against Turkey’s Besiktas as Denmark’s Konenhaven face Dutch giants Ajax.

The ties will be played on 9 March and 16 March.

Europa League Round of 16 pairings

Celta Vigo v Krasnodar

 APOEL v Anderlecht

 Schalke v Borussia Mönchengladbach

 Lyon v AS Roma

 FC Rostov v Manchester United

 Olympiacos v Beşiktaş

 Gent v Genk

 København v Ajax

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 1
  • Sometimes I just believed that the pairs have been made literally before the glass draws. Just think about this for a minute: what are the chances that it will happen that 2 Belgium team with almost the same spelling and almost the same points on the table will be paired or 2 German teams will meet? Try it at home and see if it will work. I believed that the pairs have been made literally to eliminate one team from a country that have more teams in the competition. Belgium have 3 teams. ManU were given a tough draw in far away Russia so that winning the Europa will be difficult so that it won’t make the England Representatives to be 5 in the champions league if ManU were to win. Even in the other pairing, one can still say something funny about them if you look critically. Same thing happens in the FIFA and caf pairings. Who is deceiving who now?