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Europa League draw

Celtic to take on Zenit St Petersburg

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side will face Russian opposition in the last 32 of the Europa League (pic: SNS Group).


Celtic will take on Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The Scottish champions were in the unseeded pot for the draw made in Nyon and Brendan Rodgers’ outfit will welcome Zenit to Parkhead on 15 February before the return leg seven days later.

Zenit, who defeated Rangers to win the UEFA Cup in 2008, are currently fourth in Russia’s Premier League and were top scorers in the group stage of the tournament.

Arsenal were drawn against Swedes Ostersunds, who are managed by Englishman Graham Potter.

Europa League last-32 draw

Nice v Lokomotiv Moscow

FC Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid

Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao

AEK Athens v Dynamo Kiev

Celtic v Zenit

Napoli v RB Leipzig

Red Star v CSKA Moscow

Lyon v Villarreal

Real Sociedad v Salzburg

Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen

Steaua Bucharest v Lazio

Ludogorets v AC Milan

Astana v Sporting Lisbon

Ostersunds FK v Arsenal

Marseille v Braga

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League saw Chelsea paired against five-time winners Barcelona, while Tottenham tackle last year’s runners-up Juventus.

Manchester City take on Swiss champions Basel, with Liverpool up against Porto. Manchester United face Spanish opposition in the shape of Sevilla.

The pick of the draw is Real Madrid’s meeting with Paris St-Germain.

Four first legs will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday 13/14 February, and the remainder the following week.

Champions League last-16 draw:

Juventus v Tottenham

Basel v Manchester City

Porto v Liverpool

Sevilla v Manchester Utd

Real Madrid v PSG

Shakhtar v Roma

Chelsea v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Besiktas






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