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