Premier League clubs discover Europa League fate

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Liverpool and Tottenham have been handed the toughest of the draws for Premier League clubs in the Europa League last 32, while Chelsea and Newcastle will also face tricky opposition.

A meeting with Zenit St Petersburg awaits Liverpool - the second time they have faced Russian opponents this season - and Tottenham will meet Ligue 1 title-contenders Lyon.

Chelsea, who are entered into the Europa League following their failure to defend the Champions League, have been drawn with Sparta Prague and Newcastle were paired with Ukrainian outfit Metalist Kharkiv.

Should Liverpool get the better of Russian champions Zenit, then Basel or Dnipro await in the last 16, while Tottenham's reward for beating Lyon will be a last 16 tie with either Inter Milan or Cluj.

Chelsea will have Ajax or Steaua Bucharest lying in wait in the next round of the Europa League, and Newcastle will face Anzhi Makhachkala or Hannover.

Europa League last-32 draw:

BATE Borisov v Fenerbache

Inter Milan v Cluj

Levante v Olympiakos

Zenit St Petersburg v Liverpool

Dynamo Kiev v Bordeaux

Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica

Newcastle v Metalist Kharkiv

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 v Lyon

Napoli v Viktoria Plzen

Europa League last-16 draw:

Napoli or Viktoria Plzen v BATE Borisov or Fenerbache

Leverkusen or Benfica v Dynamo Kiev or Bordeaux

Anzhi Makhachkala or Hannover v Newcastle or Metalist

Stuttgart or Genk v Monchengladbach or Lazio

Tottenham or Lyon v Inter Milan or Cluj

Levante or Olympiakos v Atletico Madrid or Rubin Kazan

Basel or Dnipro v Zenit St Petersburg or Liverpool

Ajax or Steaua Bucharest v Sparta Prague or Chelsea

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