The Wolves of FCM last night advanced to the last 32 of the Europa League thanks to a 1-1 draw at home against Club Brugge and a 5-2 defeat of Legia Warsaw by Napoli in Italy.
Jelle Vossen’s 68th-minute equaliser for the visiting Belgians cancelled out Pione Sisto’s fortunate 27th minute opener to ensure a tense final half hour for the Superliga champions, but they held on.
Big name in the pot?
FCM, who after winning their first two games in the group only managed to take one point from their final four games, will find out their opponent in the last 32 next Monday.
With eight teams entering the draw from the Champions League, and plenty of big names advancing from the groups, there will be few easy draws for teams finishing second in their group.
FCM are 150/1 rank outsiders to win the tournament, according to most bookmakers. Borussia Dortmund are 7/1 favourites followed by a trio of English clubs: Liverpool, Manchester United and Totenham Hotspur.