Baku, December 15, AZERTAC
Lokomotiv Moscow have been drawn against Fenerbahce in the last 32 of the Europa League. It will be the first game to be played between teams from Russia and Turkey since the downing of a Russian warplane on the Turkey-Syria border in November.
The situation between the two nations remains tense almost a month after the incident, with the response from both political camps to the draw sure to be fascinating. At the end of November Lokomotiv as well as other Russian football clubs canceled their planned winter training camps in Turkey.