Nigerian forward to face Arsenal in quarter-final of Europa League

Musa scored for CSKA Moscow on Thursday to ensure qualification to the quarter-finals.

The quarter-final draws were made on Friday, March 16 less than 24 hours after Musa scored in CSKA Moscow’s 3-2 win over Lyon to ensure qualification for the quarter-finals.

With the score 1-1 and Lyon still leading 2-1 on aggregate, , getting on to a low cross from the right to finish past the goalkeeper.

The Nigeria international was impressive in the game and could have scored earlier from a couple of chances.

Arsenal to host in first leg

For the quarter-finals, CSKA Moscow will now face Premier League giants Arsenal.

CSKA Moscow will first travel to London to face Arsenal on Thursday, April 5 with the return leg a week later in Russia.

Musa against Arsenal

Musa is on loan at CSKA Moscow from Leicester City where he faced Arsenal once.

He was a second-half substitute in a Premier League game that ended goallessin August 2016 and was on the bench all through when Arsenal beat the Foxes 1-0 in the return fixture in April 2017.

He wasn’t listed when Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 in the Premier League opener of the 2017-2018 season.

Europa League: Quarter-final draw

In other fixtures, Atletico Madrid will battle Sporting Lisbon, RB Leipzig will take on Marseille, while Lazio and Salzburg will battle for the other semi-final slot.

RB Leipzig vs Marseille

Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow

Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Lisbon

Lazio vs Salzburg

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