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    Chelsea to face Sparta Prague in Europa League

    Zenit St. Petersburg, the 2008 UEFA Cup winner, will face Liverpool, and Tottenham will play Lyon.

    Nyon: Champions League winner Chelsea was drawn to play Sparta Prague in the last 32 of the second-tier Europa League on Thursday.

    Zenit St. Petersburg, the 2008 UEFA Cup winner, will face Liverpool, and Tottenham will play Lyon. Three-time winner Inter Milan was paired with Cluj, and Ajax plays Steaua Bucharest in a meeting of former European champions.

    The draw included eight third-place teams from the Champions League groups, and 24 which advanced from Europa League groups. First-leg matches are played on Feb. 14, and return games on February 21.

    UEFA also drew the last-16 pairings late on Thursday.