What is the worst and best possible draw for Nice in the Europa League Conference?
Winner of his two confrontations against Sheriff Tiraspol (1-0; 3-1), Nice qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference. He will meet the Belgians from Anderlecht and La Gantoise, the Poles from Lech Poznan, the Italians from Fiorentina, the Dutch from Alkmaar, the Swiss from Basel and the English from West Ham.
The worst draw for Nice: AZ Alkmaar or Fiorentina
AZ Alkmaar is probably the team to avoid in priority for the Nice. Third in the Dutch Championship and still in the title race, AZ finished top of their C4 pool ahead of Dnipro, Apollon Limassol and Vaduz. In the round of 16, the Batavians dominated Lazio twice (2-1; 2-1) without it being a miracle.
Fiorentina, which confirmed its recovery by chaining a sixth success in a row against Sivasspor (4-1), is the other big team to avoid for the Aiglons, despite the lackluster season of Viola in the Championship ( 11th). Difficult, however, to include West Ham, although the English club, which is going through a difficult season in the Championship (17th), is the most brilliant name still in the running.
The best draw for Nice: Lech Poznan and FC Basel
OGC Nice could consider themselves lucky if they had to face Lech Poznan, undoubtedly the least flashy team still in play. Distrust: third in their domestic Championship, the Polish club still offered themselves the scalp of Villarreal in his group, in which he finished second, before eliminating Bodo / Glimt in the play-offs.
FC Basel had to go through penalties to defeat Slovan Bratislava in the round of 16, a club that had beaten them in the group stage. But in the Championship, the Baslers are going through a season well below their standards, sixth (out of 10) and already dropped in the title race, with a deficit of 20 points over the Young Boys, the leader.