Manchester United draw Rostov in Europa last-16


Manchester's United's Armenian forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the ...
Manchester's United's Armenian forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Manchester United on February 22, 2017, at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES

Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face modest Russian side Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League while French club Lyon tackle Italian side Roma in the round’s stand-out tie.

Jose Mourinho’s side beat French club Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32. The English club will travel to Russia on Thursday, March 9 with the second leg a week later on March 16.

There is also an all-German pairing as Schalke 04 take on Borussia Moenchengladbach, while two of the three remaining Belgian sides were also cast together as Genk drew Gent.

Anderlecht landed Cypriots Apoel as Greek champions Olympiakos play Turkey’s Besiktas.

Celta Vigo – La Liga’s sole remaining representative in the second-tier European competition – host another Russian outfit Krasnodar as Dutch giants Ajax travel to FC Copenhagen.

Draw:

Celta Vigo (ESP) v Krasnodar (RUS)

Apoel Nicosia (CYP) v Anderlecht (BEL)

Schalke 04 (GER) v Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)

Lyon (FGRA) v Roma (ITA)

Rostov (RUS) v Manchester United (ENG)

Olympiakos (GRE) v Besiktas (TUR)

Gent (BEL) v Genk (BEL)

FC Copenhagen (DEN) v Ajax (NED)

Note: 1st leg, March 9; 2nd leg, March 16.

 

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