A good draw for Celta Vigo, who have been paired with Belgian side Genk in the quarter finals of the Europa League after progressing past FC Krasnodar.
Eduardo Berizzo’s men will host the Belgian side at Estadio Balaidos on Thursday 13 April before the away leg the following week. Genk defeated fellow Belgian side Gent 6-2 in the previous round, while they also advanced 3-2 past Astra Giurgui previously. Their opponents are currently sitting in 8th in the Belgian First Division A, but are only two points off fourth and have never before met with the Galician side.
Celta avoided potentially more difficult ties against Manchester United. Lyon and Schalke and will be confident of reaching the Europa League semi-finals.
Celta representative Borja Oubiña was happy with the draw, saying afterwards:
“It’s a pleasure to be here. We want to carry on competing and go through against a difficult opponent.
“We have experience of playing against a Belgian side, who made life difficult for us.
“It will be tough, but we will fight and have our chances.
“They’re a side with good, young players. They’ve come on well during the Europa League and they got through their last tie well.
“They’re a tough opponent with a lot of potential. We will have to fight.
“We are happy with our season. Up to now it has been brilliant and we want to go one step further.
“We want to get to the next level. We have the humility and ambition to do so.”
Europa League Quarter-final First Leg
Anderlecht v Man Utd – Buy Europa League Tickets
Celta Vigo v Genk – Buy Europa League Tickets
Ajax v Schalke – Buy Europa League Tickets
Lyon v Besiktas – Buy Europa League Tickets
Europa League Quarter-final Second Leg
Manchester United v Anderlecht – Buy Europa League Tickets
Genk v Celta Vigo – Buy Europa League Tickets
Schalke v Ajax – Buy Europa League Tickets
Besiktas v Lyon – Buy Europa League Tickets
Ties to be played 13 & 20 April.