Europa League draw: Liverpool v Zenit, Chelsea v Sparta Prague
Europa League draw: Liverpool will take on Russian side Zenit Saint-Petersburg in the last 32 as Chelsea draw Sparta Prague
Liverpool will take on Zenit Saint-Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League after the draw was made on Thursday.
Chelsea will face Sparta Prague, Tottenham take on Ligue 1 side Lyon, while Newcastle United were paired with Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv.
Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side booked their place in the last 32 after topping Group A ahead of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
Chelsea were parachuted down into Europe’s second-tier club competition after failing to navigate their way out of their Champions League group. The draw pits goalkeeper Petr Cech against his former club.
Spurs finished second in their Europa League group behind Serie A side Lazio, and Alan Pardew’s Newcastle were second in Group D.
Tottenham will face a last-16 clash with Inter Milan or Cluj if they manage to beat Lyon, Hugo Lloris’ former club.
Chelsea will face either Ajax or Steaua Bucharest in the next round if they can knock out Sparta Prague.
Should Newcastle United overcome Metalist, they will take on Anzhi Makhachkala or Hannover.
And Liverpool will face either Basel or Dnipro if they beat Zenit.
The last 32 first legs will be played on 14 February 2013, with the return legs set to take place on 21 February.
Europa League last 32 draw in full
BATE Borisov v Fenerbahce
Inter Milan v Cluj
Levante v Olympiacos
Zenit Saint-Petersburg v Liverpool
Dynamo Kiev v Bordeaux
Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica
Newcastle United v Metalist
Stuttgart v Genk
Atletico Madrid v Rubin Kazan
Ajax v Steaua Bucharest
Basel v Dnipro
Anzhi Makhachkala v Hannover
Sparta Prague v Chelsea
Borussia Monchengladbach v Lazio
Tottenham Hotspur v Lyon
Napoli v Viktoria Plzen
Europa League last 16 draw in full
Basel or Dnipro v Zenit Saint-Petersburg or Liverpool
Ajax or Steaua Bucharest v Sparta Prague or Chelsea
Napoli or Viktoria Plzen v BATE Borisov or Fenerbache
Leverkusen or Benfica v Dynamo Kiev or Bordeaux
Anzhi Makhachkala or Hannover v Newcastle United or Metalist
Stuttgart or Genk v Monchengladbach or Lazio
Tottenham Hotspur or Lyon v Inter Milan or Cluj
Levante or Olympiakos v Atletico Madrid or Rubin Kazan