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Europa League draw pits two favorites against each other

Roma took over from Villarreal as far as bad luck in the draw goes.

Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais - UEFA Champions League Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

The Europa league Round of 16 draw is a doozy, matching the two in-form favorites against each other, sending Celta and Man Utd on long trips, while the two remaining Bundesliga clubs play each other and there is a Belgian derby as well:

Celta Vigo v FC Krasnodar

Apoel v Anderlecht

Schalke v Borussia Mönchengladbach

Lyon v Roma

FC Rostov v Manchester United

Olympiakos v Besiktas

Gent v Genk

FC Copenhagen v Ajax

What a strange draw! I still think the winner of the Lyon-Roma match will take it all, but that would have been a worthy final in my book.