Roma vs Lyon, highlight of Europa League’s last 16 draw

Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 24 (IANS) The draw for the Europa League’s last-16 football contest sets Roma against Olympique Lyonnais. The draw, held here on Friday, also resulted in a German clash between Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Belgian battle between Ghent and Genk.

Manchester United, England’s sole representative in the tournament, will play Russian side Rostov, while the only Spanish team, Celta Vigo, will face Russia’s Krasnodar, reports Efe news agency.

The final will be played on May 24 in Stockholm.

The matches of the Europa League’s pre-quarterfinals:

Celta Visa (Spain) vs Krasnodar (Russia)

APOEL Nicosia(Cyprus vs Anderlecht (Belgium)

Schalke (Germany) vs Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Lyon (France) vs Roma (Italy)

Rostov (Russia) vs Manchester United (England)

Olympiacos (Greece) vs Besiktas (Turkey)

Ghent (Belgium) vs Genk (Belgium)

Copenhagen (Denmark) vs Ajax (The Netherlands).

–IANS

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