UEL Draws: Osimhen To Face Nou Camp Test

epa08683521 Parma's Simone Iacoponi (L) and Napoli's Victor Osimhen (R) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Parma Calcio and S.S.C. Napoli at Ennio Tardini stadium in Parma, Italy, 20 September 2020. EPA/ELISABETTA BARACCHI

Super Eagles hitman Victor Osimhen will face a formidable foe in the knockout round of the Europa League after his Napoli side were drawn to face Barcelona in Monday’s draws.

Osimhen is currently nursing his way back to full fitness after a facial injury but should be fit for the first leg of the tie which comes up on 17 February 2022.

The draws also threw up tricky ties for the trio of Joe Aribo, Calvin Basset and Leon Balogun with Rangers drawn to face Borussia Dortmund while Zaidu Sanusi’s Porto will play Italian giants Lazio in the knockouts.

Meanwhile, in the Europa Conference League, Frank Onyeka’s FC Midtjylland will play Greek side PAOK who have Anderson Esiti in their books.

Leicester City’s Nigerian contingent of Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman will face Stephen Odey’s Randers in the knockout round while Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague will take on Fenerbahce.

Europa League knockout round play-off draw

Sevilla v Dinamo Zagreb

Atalanta v Olympiakos

RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad

Barcelona v Napoli

Zenit St Petersburg v Real Betis

Borussia Dortmund v Rangers

Sheriff Tiraspol v Braga

Porto v Lazio

Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw

Marseille v Qarabag

PSV Eindhoven v Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Fenerbahce v Slavia Prague

Midtjylland v POAK

Leicester City v Randers (first time in history)

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt

Sparta Prague v Partizan Belgrade

Rapid Vienna v Tottenham Hotspur or Vitesse Arnhem