Club Brugge and Racing Genk are going this afternoon as the only two remaining Belgian clubs in Europe, the drum in for the draw of the sixteenth finals of the Europa League.
As group winners, it is Racing Genk seed in the draw. The People have a protected status and avoid so many top teams. From the Champions League, they can Napoli, Valencia, Inter and Benfica not take. Possible opponents from the kampioenenbal are Viktoria Plsen, Shakhtar Donetsk and Galatasaray.
Club Brugge and Racing Genk can not cross each other in the sixteenth-finals and also Malmö, the opponents will not. The Swedes have come as a surprising number two from the group of the People.
Out of the Europa League outrun them already the group winners Eintracht Frankfurt, Villarreal, FC Sevilla, Dinamo Kiev, Chelsea, Betis, Arsenal, Dinamo Zagreb, Zenit, RB Salzburg and Bayer Leverkusen. Possible opponents are the BENEFIT, Rennes, Krasnodar, Rapid Wien, Lazio, Olympiakos, Sporting, Fenerbahçe, Slavia Prague, Celtic and Zurich.
“I still have no favourite opponent, gave Genk-coach Philippe Clement Thursday. ‘Long trips, I would prefer to avoid, given the busy schedule that we have.”
Club Brugge did not end in the best four troisième in the Champions League and has no protected status in the Europe League. For the Team will be there Monday, so a seed from the bus.
Genk and Club Brugge is the only Belgian teams that the drum go in. Standard was killed Thursday, is still on the slotspeeldag of the EL-group stage and Anderlecht was already sure of the shutdown. AA Gent found himself in the summer is not past the preliminary rounds.