Europa League - Liverpool drawn against Zenit

Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle all head to Eastern Europe in their Europa League last-32 matches, while Tottenham will face French giants Lyon after the draw was completed in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Liverpool's Luis Suarez (L) celebrates with Martin Skrtel after scoring a goal during their English Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park

Liverpool face Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg, who won the trophy in 2008, while last year's Champions League winners Chelsea were rewarded with a trip to Sparta Prague in their first leg.

Newcastle must negotiate Metalist Kharkiv in Ukraine, while Spurs are punished for coming second in their group with a tough tie against French giants Lyon.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who joined from Lyon this season, will look forward to the tie against his old team-mates.

"It was destiny, it will be certainly very emotional for him," said Lyon manager Remi Garde, who used to play for Tottenham's London rivals Arsenal.

"It will not be easy. Tottenham seem to be improving by steps and I think Hugo has played a part in that because he has brought a lot of stability."

Defending champions Atletico Madrid also head east as they face Russia's Rubin Kazan, while Internazionale get Romania's CFR Cluj, who exited the Champions League from Manchester United's group.

The last 16 draw was also conducted, with Atletico facing a potential all-Spanish clash with Levante, while Chelsea could play Manchester City's Champions League conquerors Ajax.

Spurs ended up in Inter's side of the draw, while Liverpool would get FC Basel or Dnipro of Ukraine if they get past Zenit, whose fans caused controversy this week by releasing a charter demanding the club only sign white, heterosexual players.

Zenit reiterated their opposition to views advanced by the group of their supporters, insisting the Russian club was concerned only with the quality of players and not their ethnic origin, nationality or sexual orientation

Full last 32 draw:

BATE Borisov v Fenerbahce

Inter Milan v CFR Cluj

Levante v Olympiakos Piraeus

Zenit St Petersburg v Liverpool

Dynamo Kiev v Girondins Bordeaux

Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica

Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv

VfB Stuttgart v Racing Genk

Atletico Madrid v Rubin Kazan

Ajax Amsterdam v Steaua Bucharest

Basel v Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Anji Makhachkala v Hanover 96

Sparta Prague v Chelsea

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Lazio

Tottenham Hotspur v Olympique Lyon

Napoli v Viktoria Plzen

Teams listed first will play first legs at home.

* First legs to be played February 14, second legs February 21

Last 16

Napoli/Viktoria Plzen v BATE Borisov/Fenerbahce

Bayer Leverkusen/Benfica v Dynamo Kiev/Bordeaux

Anji Makhachkala/Hanover 96 v Newcastle /Metalist Kharkiv

Stuttgart/Racing Genk v Borussia M./Lazio

Tottenham/Lyon v Inter Milan/CFR Cluj

Levante/Olympiakos v Atletico Madrid/Rubin Kazan

Basel/Dnipro v Zenit St Petersburg/Liverpool

Ajax/Steaua Bucharest v Sparta Prague/Chelsea

* First legs to be played March 7, second legs March 14

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