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EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: Chelsea to meet Sparta Prague, Liverpool get Zenit, Inter to meet Cluj

The 2012/13 Europa League Round of 32 draw was made in Switzerland on Thursday with the four English teams getting varied opponents.

Liverpool take on Russians Zenit St Petersburg whilst Tottenham face Hugo Lloris' former club Lyon in fairly difficult legs.

Reigning European champions Chelsea were pitted against Czech giants Sparta Prague as Newcastle United were given the slightly easier task of meeting Ukraine's Metalist Kharkiv.

Other big fixtures include Inter Milan versus CFR Cluj, Bayer Leverkusen versus Benfica and reigning champs Atletico Madrid versus Rubin Kazan.

The first leg ties will be played on Thursday, February 14 with the return bout the following week on February 21.

2012/13 Europa League Round of 32 draw

BATE Borisov (BLR) v Fenerbahce (TUR) Inter Milan (ITA) v CFR Cluj (ROM) Levante (SPN) v Olympiakos (GRE) Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) v Liverpool (ENG) Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) v Bordeaux (FRA) Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Benfica (POR) Newcastle United (ENG) v Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) Stuttgart (GER) v Genk (BEL) Atletico Madrid (SPN) v Rubin Kazan (RUS) Ajax (NED) v Steaua Bucharest (ROM) FC Basel (SUI) v Dnipro (UKR) Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) v Hannover 96 (GER) Sparta Prague (CZE) v Chelsea (ENG) Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) v Lazio (ITA) Tottenham (ENG) v Lyon (FRA) Napoli (ITA) v Viktoria Plzen (CZE)

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