The prize of eliminating Russian side FC Rostov in the knock out stages of the UEFA Europa League has seen English Premier League giants Manchester United handed Belgium side Anderlecht in the last eight round of the competition; the draw having been done on Friday 17 March.
French Ligue One side Lyon who had outwitted AS Roma with a 5-4 aggregate will hope that they can continue with the same heroics when they take on Turkish side Besiktas who thrashed Olympiacos 4-1 in the second round of their tie despite playing with a man less in most part of the game after striker Vincent Aboubakar had been sent off; the tie having ended with a 5-2 aggregate after the first leg ended in a one all draw.
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Tanzanian Mbwanna Samatta’s Genk will have a date with Spanish opposition Celta Vigo. Genk managed to eliminate fellow Belgian opposition in Gent on a 6-3 aggregate with Celta having sent Russian side FC Kransodar home with a 4-1 aggregate.
Dutch side Ajax will have a date with German opponents Schalke 04.
Anderlecht v Manchester United
Celta v Genk
Ajax v Schalke 04
Lyon v Besiktas