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

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The Europa League last 32 draw took place on Thursday Photo: The Sport Review

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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

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