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Chelsea to Play Sparta Prague in Europa League’s Round of 32

December 20, 2012

Chelsea was drawn to play Sparta Prague in the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League.

The winner of that matchup will play Ajax or Steaua Bucharest in the round of 16.

Chelsea won the elite Champions League in May but this month became the first winner to be eliminated in the next season’s group stage.

Today’s televised draw was made in Nyon, Switzerland, where European soccer’s governing body is based.

Round of 32:
BATE Borisov vs Fenerbahce
Inter Milan vs Cluj
Levante vs Olympiacos
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Liverpool
Dynamo Kiev vs Bordeaux
Bayer Leverkusen vs Benfica
Newcastle vs Metalist Kharkiv
Stuttgart vs Genk
Atletico Madrid vs Rubin Kazan
Ajax vs Steaua Bucharest
Basel vs Dnipropetrovsk
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Hannover
Sparta Prague vs Chelsea
Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Lazio
Tottenham vs Lyon
Napoli vs Viktoria Plzen

Round of 16:
Napoli/Plzen vs BATE/Fenerbahce
Bayer Leverkusen/Benfica vs Dynamo Kiev/Bordeaux
Anzhi Makhachkala/Hannover vs Newcastle/Metalist Kharkiv
Stuttgart/Genk vs Borussia Moenchengladbach/Lazio
Tottenham/Lyon vs Inter Milan/Cluj
Levante/Olympiacos vs Atletico Madrid/Rubin Kazan
Basle/Dnipropetrovsk vs Zenit St Petersburg/Liverpool
Ajax/Steaua Bucharest vs Sparta Prague/Chelsea

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