The draw for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 was completed on Thursday, and there are quality matches aplenty.
Chelsea-Sparta Prague, Zenit St Petersburg-Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen-Benfica are just some of the marquee games set to take place in the first round of the knockout phase of the competition. Other intriguing matches that came as a result of Thursday’s draw include Atletico Madrid-Rubin Kazan and Borussia Moenchengladbach-Lazio.
As for the Americans Abroad contingent, Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 will take on Samuel Eto’o and Anzhi Makhachkala while Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel and Tottenham will face Lyon.
Here is the full list of all the Round of 32 games:
BATE Borisov v Fenerbahce
Inter Milan v CFR Cluj
Levante v Olympiakos
Zenit St Petersburg v Liverpool
Dynamo Kiev v Bordeaux
Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica
Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv
VfB Stuttgart v Genk
Atletico Madrid v Rubin Kazan
Ajax v Steaua Bucuresti
FC Basel v Dnipro
Anzhi Makhachkala v Hannover
Sparta Prague v Chelsea
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Lazio
Tottenham v Lyon
Napoli v Viktoria Pizen
What do you think of these matches? Which are you looking forward to the most? Which big team do you see failing to move on from this round?
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