Besiktas avoid Manchester United in Europa League Quarter Finals

ISTANBUL;TURKEY - MAY 2: Senol Gunes, Head coach of Trabzonspor looks on during the Turkish Super League match between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor on May 2, 2012 in Istanbul,Turkey. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Besiktas wil take on Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals. The draw took place today at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Black Eagles have avoided the bookmakers Europa League favourites Manchester United but will face the bookmakers second favourites Lyon.


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United have drawn Belgium giants Anderlecht instead.

The Red Devils would have faced Turkish opposition for the second time this season had they draw Besiktas.

Fenerbahce topped Group A which featured United in the group stages.

Lyon booked a place in the quarter-finals after knocking Roma out of the competition at the Last 16 stage.

The Black Eagles reached the quarter-final stage after beating Olympiakos 5-2 on aggregate.

The Istanbul giants have scored 10 goals in the last two rounds of the Europa League, five in total against Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the Round of 32 and five against the Greek champions.

The Eagles will play a Europa League quarter-final for the first time since 2003 and it will be their third last-eight clash in European competition.

Full Europa League draw

Manchester United v Anderlecht

Besiktas v Lyon

Ajax v Schalke

Genk v Celta Vigo