Man Utd to play St Etienne, Roma draw Villarreal in Europa League knockout stage

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-13)

Abiodun Jimoh

 

Manchester United has been drawn against St Etienne,  while Tottenham Hotspur would face Gent and Villarreal would play Roma in Europa League’s round of 32.

United, who finished second in their group behind Fenerbahce, come up against a side sitting eighth in Ligue 1 as they attempt to win the trophy for first time in their history.

The two sides have met twice before in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977, with United emerging victorious over the two legs with a 3-1 win.

Paul Pogba could come up against his older brother over the tie, with Florentin Pogba a defender for St Etienne.

Spurs’ Champions League campaign ended in disappointment after they could only finish third in their group, but they will hope to make more of a mark on the Europa League this term, starting with their tie against Belgian side Gent.

Roma, who remained unbeaten throughout the group stage and currently sit second in Serie A, have been drawn against a Villarreal side that finished second in their pool behind Osmanlispor and who lie sixth in La Liga.

Borussia Monchengladbach, who finished third behind Barcelona and Manchester City in their Champions League group, have been handed a tough test against Serie A club Fiorentina.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva, who qualified at the expense of Southampton and Inter Milan, will play Turkish club Besiktas.

The first legs would take place on February 16, with the second legs on 23, while draw for round of 16 would take place on the 24

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