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Liverpool: Reds Draw Zenit In Europa

Liverpool: Reds Draw Zenit In Europa

Liverpool face a tricky looking tie against Zenit St Petersburg in the next round of the Europa League...

Liverpool have been pitted against Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of this season's Europa League.

The Reds, who were seeded in the draw made today in Nyon, will be away in the first-leg which is to be played on 14th February 2013 with the return at Anfield seven days later.

Should Liverpool progress then the winner of the tie between Basel and Ukrainian unknowns Dnipro will stand between them and a place in the quarter-finals. The matches at this stage of the competition will be contested on 7th and 14th March 2013.

Brendan Rodgers and his side reached the knockout phase courtesy of topping Group A ahead of Anzhi Makhachkala, another team from Russia. The group also featured plucky Swiss side Young Boys and Italians Udinese.

Liverpool's progress
Group stage
Udinese 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-2 Young Boys
Anzhi 1-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-0 Anzhi
Liverpool 2-3 Udinese
Young Boys 3-5 Liverpool

Qualifying rounds
Liverpool 1-1 Hearts
Hearts 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-0 FC Gomel
Liverpool 3-0 FC Gomel

Draw in full
Last 32
BATE Borisov v Fenerbahce
Inter Milan v Cluj
Levante v Olympiakos
Zenit St Petersburg v Liverpool
Dynamo Kiev v FC Bordeaux
Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica
Newcastle v FC Metalist Kharkiv
Stuttgart v Genk
Atletico Madrid v Rubin Kazan
Ajax v Steaua Bucharest
FC Basel v Dnipro
Anzhi Makhachkala v Hannover
Sparta Prague v Chelsea
Borussia Monchengladbach v Lazio
Tottenham v Lyon
Napoli v Plzen

Last 16
Napoli or Viktoria Plzen v BATE Borisov or Fenerbache
Leverkusen or Benfica v Dynamo Kiev or Bordeaux
Anzhi Makhachkala or Hannover v Newcastle or Metalist Kharkiv
Stuttgart or Genk v Monchengladbach or Lazio
Tottenham or Lyon v Inter Milan or Cluj
Levante or Olympiakos v Atletico Madrid or Rubin Kazan
Basel or Dnipro v Zenit St Petersburg or Liverpool
Ajax or Steaua Bucharest v Sparta Prague or Chelsea

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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Thursday December 20 2012
Time: 1:56PM

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