Ighalo, Aribo get Europa round of 16 foes

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Former Super Eagles ace and compatriot Joe Aribo have been pitched against Austrian side LASK and Bayer Leverkusen respectively in the round of 16 of the Europa cup on Friday.

Draw for the event held in Switzerland, saw pitched against LASK while Scottish side Rangers face Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester United new buy Odion Ighalo opened his goal account on Thursday contributing in the 5-0 demolition of Club Brugg to earn a place in the round of 16, while Rangers overcame Sporting Braga to qualify.
The draw could pass for some form of relief from Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær who had revealed he would love to avoid Inter Milan for now.

United, champions in 2017, will be away from home in the first leg against LASK, who will be playing in the last 16 of the for the first time.

Rangers, who are having their best Europa League campaign since 2011, will host Leverkusen at Ibrox in the first leg.

Wolves, who are enjoying their first season in European football since 1981, have been drawn to play Olympiakos.

The Greek side reached the last 16 in dramatic fashion, scoring a 119th-minute winner at the Emirates to eliminate on Thursday night.

Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan will line-up against Getafe, who knocked out last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax in the previous round.

Sevilla, the most successful side in the history of the competition with five wins, face Roma.

Basel have been drawn against Frankfurt or Red Bull Salzburg. Their second leg was postponed due to bad weather in Austria and will be played on Friday; the German side lead 4-1 on aggregate.

Istanbul Basaksehir, debutants at this stage, will play Celtic’s conquerors FC Copenhagen, while Wolfsburg play Shakhtar Donetsk.

Below is the full fixture for Europa round of 16
Istanbul Basaksehir vs FC Copenhagen

Olympiakos vs Wolves

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter Milan vs Getafe

Sevilla vs Roma

Frankfurt/Red Bull Salzburg vs Basel

LASK vs Manchester United

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