GAMES Anderlecht's collapse against St.-Etienne on Thursday (2-3 defeat) meant the Mauves were unseeded. In the round of 32, they'll now face Zenit St. Petersburg. Group winners St.-Etienne are not better off as they face Manchester United. Anderlecht will face the Russians on February 16 in Brussels. The return game will be played on week later on February 23.
The Mauves faced Zenit four times in history. On three occasions, the Russians won. Anderlecht only won once, at home with 1-0 in a Champions League campaign of a few years ago. It will surely be a difficult match.
Racing Genk, the only Belgian club that won its group, will play against the Romanian Astra. AA Ghent will meet Tottenham Hotspur.