UEFA Europa League Round Of 32 Draws – Chelsea To Face Swedish Side, ‘Malmo’ As Arsenal Battles FC Bate Of Belarus
By Wisdom Peter,
This is the Full Draws for the UEFA Europa Round of 32;
Plzeñ vs Dynamo Zagreb
Club Brugge vs Salzburg
Krasnodar vs Leverkusen
Zurich vs Napoli
Malmo vs Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Frankfurt
Celtic vs Valencia
Rennes vs Betis
Olympiacos vs Dynamo kyiv
Lazio vs Sevilla
Fenerbahce vs Zenit
Sporting Cp vs Villarreal
Bate vs Arsenal
Galatasaray vs Benfica
Arsenal will be looking to make it one step further than they managed in 2017-18, when they fell at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Atletico Madrid.
Unai Emery is now at the Gunners helm and he boasts an impressive record in the competition, having claimed the trophy in three successive years with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016. He will be hoping to emulate the success
Arsene Wenger enjoyed against BATE last season, when Arsenal secured a 4-2 victory away from home in the group stage and a 6-0 win at Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are looking to recapture a piece of silverware they last lifted back in 2013.
Maurizio Sarri will be determined to end his debut campaign with a major honour after being charged with the task of forcing the Blues back into contention for top prizes.
Both the Blues and London rivals Arsenal will also view the Europa League as a potential route into the Champions League, with the battle for top-four finishes in the Premier League set to leave some big sides disappointed – Goal.com writes.
The first legs of the fixtures in the round of 32 will take place on February 14, with the return dates being staged a week later.
🔸OFFICIAL: ROUND OF 32 DRAW!🔸
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