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
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