By James Agberebi: Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi face fellow Nigerian Alhaji Gero as Arsenal will be guests of Swedish club Ostersund in the round of 32 of the 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League.
The draw took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday.
Atletico Madrid who won the Europa League on 2012 will take on FC Copenhagen, seven-time UEFA Champions League winners AC Milan will face Ludogorets, Athletic Bilbao were drawn against Spartak Moscow, while Borussia Dortmund got Atalanta and Napoli wil face Leipzig.
In other fixtires, Aaron Samuel’s CSKA Moscow and Red Star Belgrade will face each other, Mario Balotelli’s Nice will entertain Lokomotiv Moscow, while Lyon and Villareal will meet.
The first legs will be played on 15 February, and the second legs will be played on 22 February 2018.
Manchester United won last season’s Europa League after defeating Ajax 2-0 in the final.
2017/2018 Europa League Rd 32 draw:
OGC Nice vs Lokomotive Moscow
Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta
FC Copenhagen vs Athletico Madrid
Spartak Moscow vs Athletic Clube Bilbao
AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev
Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg
Napoli vs RB Leipzig
Olympique Lyonnais vs Villarreal FC
Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA
FK Partizan vs FC Viktoria Plzen
Real Sociedad vs FC Salzburg
FCSB vs SS Lazio
FC Ludogorets vs AC Milan
Ostersund v Arsenal
FC Astana vs Sporting Clube de Portugal
Olympique de Marseille vs SC Braga
Source: Complete Sports Nigeria