UEFA Europa League draw: potential match-ups

UEFA.com runs through the last eight standing in the UEFA Europa League by taking a closer look at their form and head-to-head records against their potential opponents.

Juan Mata's goal earned Manchester United victory against Rostov
Juan Mata's goal earned Manchester United victory against Rostov ©Getty Images

Ajax (NED)
This season: W6 D3 L1 F15 A8 (entry: group stage, transferred from UCL POs)
Top scorer: Kasper Dolberg (4)
European head-to-heads
v Anderlecht W3 D1 L1 F7 A4
v Beşiktaş W4 D0 L0 F10 A2
v Celta Vigo W2 D1 L1 F8 A7 (met in group stage)
v Genk N/A
v Lyon W2 D2 L0 F4 A1
v Manchester United W2 D0 L2 F3 A5
v Schalke N/A
Did you know?
Ajax have not reached the quarter-finals of a European competition since 2002/03, when they lost 3-2 on aggregate to eventual winners AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.

Anderlecht (BEL)
This season: W8 D2 L2 F27 A11 (entry: play-offs, transferred from UCL 3QR)
Top scorer: Łukasz Teodorczyk (7)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W1 D1 L3 F4 A7
v Beşiktaş N/A
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Genk N/A
v Lyon W1 D0 L3 F3 A9
v Manchester United W3 D0 L3 F6 A22
v Schalke W0 D0 L2 F1 A3
Did you know?
Since lifting the UEFA Cup in 1983 – and losing the 1984 final – Anderlecht have not advanced beyond the last eight of the competition.

Beşiktaş (TUR)
This season: W3 D1 L0 F10 A4 (entry: round of 32; transferred from UCL GS)
Top scorer: Vincent Aboubakar, Cenk Tosun (3)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W0 D0 L4 F2 A10
v Anderlecht N/A
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Genk N/A
v Lyon N/A
v Manchester United W1 D0 L1 F1 A1
v Schalke N/A
Did you know?
The nearest Beşiktaş have come to lifting a European trophy was contesting the last eight of the UEFA Cup in 2002/03 as well as the European Cup quarter-finals in 1986/87.

Watch Iago Aspas's splendid lob for Celta
Watch Iago Aspas's splendid lob for Celta

Celta Vigo (ESP)
This season: W5 D3 L2 F16 A9 (entry: group stage)
Top scorer: Iago Aspas (4)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W1 D1 L2 F7 A8 (met in group stage)
v Anderlecht N/A
v Beşiktaş N/A
v Genk N/A
v Lyon N/A
v Manchester United N/A
v Schalke N/A
Did you know?
Celta's biggest European achievement was getting to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup in three successive seasons (1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01).

Genk (BEL)
This season: W10 D3 L3 F31 A19 (entry: second qualifying round)
Top scorer: Mbwana Samatta (5)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax N/A
v Anderlecht N/A
v Beşiktaş N/A
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Lyon N/A
v Manchester United N/A
v Schalke N/A
Did you know?
The victory over Astra Giurgiu in their round of 32 second leg was Genk's first win in a springtime UEFA fixture; with it, they progressed to the last 16 of a major UEFA competition for the first time.

Highlights: Lyon through despite Roma defeat
Highlights: Lyon through despite Roma defeat

Lyon (FRA)
This season: W3 D0 L1 F16 A6 (entry: round of 32, transferred from UCL GS)
Top scorer: Nabil Fekir (4)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W0 D2 L2 F1 A4
v Anderlecht W3 D0 L1 F9 A3
v Beşiktaş N/S
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Genk N/A
v Manchester United W0 D2 L2 F4 A6
v Schalke W1 D0 L3 F1 A3
Did you know?
Lyon have yet to participate in a big UEFA final but were UEFA Champions League semi-finalists as recently as 2009/10 and reached the last four of the 1963/64 European Cup Winners' Cup.

Manchester United (ENG)
This season: W7 D1 L2 F18 A5 (entry: group stage)
Top scorer: Zlatan Ibrahimović (5)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W2 D0 L2 F5 A3
v Anderlecht W3 D0 L3 F22 A6
v Beşiktaş W1 D0 L1 F1 A1
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Genk N/A
v Lyon W2 D2 L0 F6 A4
v Schalke W2 D0 L0 F6 A1
Did you know?
The UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League is the only major UEFA trophy United have never won. European champions in 1968, 1999 and 2008, the Red Devils landed the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991.

Watch Schalke come from behind against Gladbach
Watch Schalke come from behind against Gladbach

Schalke (GER)
This season: W6 D3 L1 F16 A7 (entry: group stage)
Top scorer: Yevhen Konoplyanka, Guido Burgstaller, Leon Goretzka, Nabil Bentaleb (2)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax N/A
v Anderlecht W2 D0 L0 F3 A1
v Beşiktaş N/A
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Genk N/A
v Lyon W3 D0 L1 F3 A1
v Manchester United W0 D0 L2 F1 A6
Did you know?

Schalke have had ten different scorers in this season's competition.

Legend
UCL – UEFA Champions League
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-off
GS - group stage