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Thursday December 20 2012
Trio in Europa League draw

Lazio, Napoli and Inter will be in today’s Europa League draw for the last 32 and last 16 of the competition.

Lazio, having won their group, are amongst the seeded teams, while Napoli and Inter have been placed in the unseeded pot.

Seeded teams will face unseeded teams in the next round, but sides can’t be paired against clubs from their own nation or clubs whom they faced in the group stages.

Today’s draw will include the 24 teams who qualified from their sections, as well as the eight outfits who dropped out of the Champions League.

Napoli or Inter could potentially be drawn against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Benfica or Lyon.

Dangers for Lazio include Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg and Ajax.

The Round of 32 games will take place on 14 and 21 February. The last 16 ties are set for 7 and 14 March.

Seeded teams: Liverpool FC, FC Viktoria Plzeň, Fenerbahçe SK, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Steaua Bucureşti, FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, KRC Genk, FC Rubin Kazan, Olympique Lyonnais, S.S. Lazio, FC Metalist Kharkiv, Hannover 96, Chelsea FC*, CFR 1907 Cluj*, Olympiacos FC*, SL Benfica*

Unseeded teams: FC Anji Makhachkala, Club Atlético de Madrid, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, Newcastle United FC, VfB Stuttgart, SSC Napoli, FC Basel 1893, FC Internazionale Milano, AC Sparta Praha, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Levante UD, FC Dynamo Kyiv*, FC Zenit St Petersburg*, AFC Ajax*, FC BATE Borisov*

*Teams to come from the Champions League

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