Four Nigerian Europa League Campaigners know R16 Opponents

Four Nigerian Europa League Campaigners know R16 Opponents

The UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw was done on Friday and the Nigerian contingent in Europe’s second tier competition know their next opponents.

Odion Ighalo scored in Manchester United’s 5-0 rout of Club Brugge, ending the run of his compatriots David Okereke and Dennis Bonaventure.


The victory saw the 2017 winners progress 6-1 on aggregate and with the biggest win on the night.


In Turkey, Azubuike Okechukwu played for 77 minutes in the second-leg tie against Sporting.


After the Super Lig side lost 3-1 in Portugal in the first-leg, they bounced back with a 4-1 victory in the second-leg to advance 5-4 on aggregate.


Meanwhile, Victor Moses played the entire duration as three times Europa League champions Inter Milan wrapped up a comfortable 4-1 win over Ludogorets.


Goals from Cristiano Biraghi and Romelu Lukaku cancelled out Cauly Oliveira Souza’s opener in the 2-1 second-leg win.


On Wednesday, Joe Aribo came off the bench late on as Rangers snatched a vital 1-0 win against Sporting Braga.


It was in the first-leg the Nigerian made the most impact, when he registered his fourth goal of the campaign (including through the qualifiers) as Rangers battled back from 2-0 to win 3-2.


In Thursday’s draws, Rangers were pit against German side Bayern Leverkusen, the latter knocked out FC Porto 5-2 on aggregate.


For Manchester United, their campaign and quest for further European glory will continue with the round of 16 tie against LASK Linz.


Inter Milan will face Getafe, while Istanbul Basaksehir were drawn against FC Copenhagen.


Full Result of Round of 16 Draw:

*Inter Milan vs Getafe


Sevilla vs AS Roma


LASK vs Manchester United*


Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk


*Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen


Olympiacos vs Wolves


*Basaksehir vs Copenhagen


Frankfurt vs FC Basel

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