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Europa: Iwobi, Gero To Clash As Arsenal Draw Ostersund; Milan, Atletico To Face Ludogorets, Copenhagen

Europa: Iwobi, Gero To Clash As Arsenal Draw Ostersund; Milan, Atletico To Face Ludogorets, Copenhagen

By James Agberebi: Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi face fellow Nigerian Alhaji Gero as Arsenal will be guests of Swedish club Ostersund in the round of 32 of the 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League.

The draw took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday.


Atletico Madrid who won the Europa League on 2012 will take on FC Copenhagen, seven-time UEFA Champions League winners AC Milan will face Ludogorets, Athletic Bilbao were drawn against Spartak Moscow, while Borussia Dortmund got Atalanta and Napoli wil face Leipzig.

In other fixtires, Aaron Samuel’s CSKA Moscow and Red Star Belgrade will face each other, Mario Balotelli’s Nice will entertain Lokomotiv Moscow, while Lyon and Villareal will meet.

Zenith Ziva

The first legs will be played on 15 February, and the second legs will be played on 22 February 2018.

Manchester United won last season’s Europa League after defeating Ajax 2-0 in the final.

2017/2018 Europa League Rd 32 draw:

OGC Nice vs Lokomotive Moscow

Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta

FC Copenhagen vs Athletico Madrid

Spartak Moscow vs Athletic Clube Bilbao

AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev

Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg

Napoli vs RB Leipzig

Olympique Lyonnais vs Villarreal FC

Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA

FK Partizan vs FC Viktoria Plzen

Real Sociedad vs FC Salzburg

FCSB vs SS Lazio

FC Ludogorets vs AC Milan

Ostersund v Arsenal

FC Astana vs Sporting Clube de Portugal

Olympique de Marseille vs SC Braga

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  • Napoli – Leipzig is d only big match here to me

  • I have never been familiar with most of these Europa league clubs. Strange name even make them uninteresting. To predict is always guess work because I don’t even have a hint about their strength. So I will guess here.Celtic vs Zenith is a win for Zenit with the advantage of a home 2nd leg. Arsenal vs Ostersunds is a win win match for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger will be sacked if a team like this beat them!! Marseille vs Braga is a Marseille win. Astana vs Sporting Lisbon is 50-50. AC Milan should win vs Ludogoret. Lazio should win vs Steaua Bucharest. Partizan Belgrade vs Viktoria Plzen is 50-50. Real Sociedad should win Salzburg. Lyon vs Villarreal should be an interesting match. 50-50. CSKA should take it vs Crvena Zvezda(funny name). Napoli vs Leipzig!!!! Mouthwatering 50-50. AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev is anyone’s guess. 50-50. Spartak Moscow vs Ath Bilbao is 50-50. Ath Madrid should take it vs Copenhagen. Nice with a certain Ghana-Italio vs Locomotives Moscow should be 50-50. Dortmund vs Atalanta Dortmund’s own to take. You see!!!? It is all guess work. What of you?