Europa: Pogba set to nail brother as United draw St. Etienne

Europa League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/12/2016


Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, could be up against his brother Florentin after the Red Devils were drawn against St Etienne in the Europa League round of 32 on Monday.

Florentin Pogba, a Guinean international, is a defender for St Etienne although he has not been a super regular at the French club.

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His brother Paul, who plays for France, joined United from Juventus in the summer for a world record fee.

In some of the Round 32 pairings, despite being familiar names in European football, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Florentina will be meeting for the first time.

AS Roma, the only other Serie A team left in the competition after Inter Milan and Sassuolo failed to get past the group stage, are involved in another high-profile match against Spain’s Villarreal.

Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva, who beat Inter during the group stage, were rewarded with a tie against Besiktas, one of eight teams parachuting in from the Champions League.

Two of the other top ties pitted AZ Alkmaar against Olympique Lyonnais and PAOK against Schalke, a repeat of their Champions League playoff tie in 2013-14 which the Bundesliga side edged 4-3 on aggregate.