UEFA Europa League-Round of 32 draw-Nyon, Switzerland - Monday 15 December 2014 13.00CET

Commentary

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UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw resultsWe hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the UEFA Europa League draw. Head back to UEFA.com's UEFA Europa League section for the latest updates.
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Diego Benaglio, Wolfsburg goalkeeper, on his side's meeting with Sporting
Sporting have a good team, which they showed in the group stage against Schalke. In Nani, especially, they have a player with the quality to make a difference. Nevertheless, we have no need to hide from them if we play to the best of our pabilities.

Ivica Olić, Wolfsburg striker
These will definitely be two interesting games. Sporting are coming from the Champions League, so it will not be easy, but I expect us to be able to go through. I don't think it makes much difference, playing at home first.
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Dieter Hecking (VfL Wolfsburg)Klaus Allofs, Wolfsburg general manager, on his side's meeting with Sporting
There were four teams from the Champions League in the pot and with dead-aim we picked one of them with Sporting. This is a big challenge. Sporting are an established presence in Europe and have shown how strong they are, especially away from home.

Dieter Hecking, Wolfsburg coach
Sporting were the opponents I was hoping for. We can go through against them and they are attractive. We know the team from their Champions League duels with Schalke. It's also a nice trip for our fans - Lisbon is a great city.
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Bertrand Desplat, Guingamp president
First of all, we are very happy to be here, because it is a historic first for our club. And we are honestly proud to be facing one of the giants of Europe - Dynamo Kyiv are part of childhood memories even in France. Their players once made up the bulk of the former USSR national team, so we have all of that in mind. We also know that we are facing a very strong club. As we love happiness, our objective is to continue and go as far as possible. We know that there is another mountain in front of us now, and we will show a lot of respect towards the huge institution that is Dynamo Kyiv, but we have our own weapons, which are hard work and determination. And we'll will see if that's enough to qualify. We certainly hope so.
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Andreas Ulmer, Salzburg defender
In Villarreal we have got exciting opponents. I played them with Salzburg a couple of years ago and remember both duels well. We won twice, but today's teams have nothing to do with the ones back then, and that we have to be well prepared.

Adi Hütter, Salzburg coach
Villarreal are sixth in the Spanish league, which for me – together with the German Bundesliga – is the best league there is. They beat Atlético de Madrid recently, so we are facing a very difficult task, but one we are looking forward to. It will also be very important to perform well away from home.
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Marco Fassone, Inter chief executive, on his side's meeting with 1967 European Cup final opponents Celtic
It is certainly a classic. All Inter fans remember the European Cup final with the glorious team of the 1960s. It is a fantastic tie - there are great emotions about playing at Celtic Park. It will be fantastic. Both clubs have a strong history - both teams are well known not only domestically but also on internationally. We will [see who are the favourites] on the pitch. You shouldn't make forecasts, because they always go wrong. [Playing the second leg at home] is a small advantage that UEFA give to the group winners. We deserve it thanks to a very good group stage. Let's hope that we can benefit from that now.
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Fredy Bickel, Young Boys sporting director, on his side's meeting with Everton
We are happy to have got Everton. Everton are a famous club and attractive opponents. We hope to be able to count on our fans again on 19 February in Berne and to have an atmospheric match there. We are expecting lots of English supporters as well. Maybe our players will be a bit disappointed - they sent me to Nyon with the instruction to bring Inter Milan back - but I believe they will also be happy to face Everton.
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Aleksei Kozlov, Dinamo Moskva defender, on his side's meeting with Anderlecht
There are no weak opponents at this stage. We are up against the Belgian title holders - they are a strong team. I haven't seen their most recen matches, but I am sure that they are strong. It is very good that we won all our matches in the group stage, but the knockout round is a bit different. If you lose, you are out from now on. Both matches against Anderlect will be tough ones.
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Rafael Benítez (SSC Napoli)Rafaél Benítez ,Napoli coach, on his side's meeting with Trabzonspor
Against Trabzonspor, we will have the opportunity to show our strength and prove that we want to go a long way in the UEFA Europa League. Trabzonspor are certainly strong opponents, but there are only good teams in this phase of the Europa League so it doesn't make much difference. In Turkey, fans are very passionate. I expect a very difficult game in the first leg and a lively atmosphere, but to play the return leg at home is always a small advantage.
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Miroslav Radović (Legia Warszawa)Miroslav Radović, Legia midfielder, on his side's encounter with Ajax
We will face dangerous team, but they are not beyond us. There will be two great games, I am sure about that. A very important thing will be to come back from Amsterdam with a good result and try to finish the job here in Warsaw. We have experience playing against strong Dutch teams, as we met PSV in the Europa League in 2011, and both games were very equal. OK, they prevailed in Warsaw and won 3-0 but it happened mainly because of a red card for our goalkeeper. Now we are better and more experienced. Ajax have a Polish striker,Arkadiusz Milik. That will make the game very interesting.
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Stanislav Cherchesov (FC Dinamo Moskva)Stanislav Cherchesov, Dinamo Moskva coach, on his side's meeting with Anderlecht
Anderlecht are really good team with heritage. Every year they are in league title contention so it is appropriate to talk about a champions' aura around the club. To be 3-0 down against Arsenal and end up with a draw means that Anderlecht have strong team spirit. Their squad is good too - I can pick out [Aleksandar] Mitrović, [Steven] Defour and [Silvio] Proto. Like PSV, they have a lot of young players. It will not be easy for us.
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Monchi, Sevilla sporting director, on his side's meeting with Mönchengladbach
The truth is that there were very few easy teams in the draw. There was no room for us to hide after coming second in our group. We have been drawn against a difficult team from a powerful league - a side with great individual players, with a stadium that is usually full to the brim. This isn't a draw you expect in the last 32 - it would be more appropriate in the latter stages. We have won this competition three times and we want to win it for a fourth time. That's what we want more than anything. No-one will beat us when it comes to enthusiasm. Last season we had some very tough ties with the second leg played away from home, such as against Real Betis and Valencia, and we made it through, so I don't think the fact that the return leg is in Germany is crucial. We have a squad that is big enough and good enough to compete in all three competitions - that's why we built this squad and we will need it.
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Marcelino García, Villarreal coach, on his side's meeting with Salzburg
I know very little about Salzburg. Once we get closer to the tie we will start studying them. As the draw went on, there were big teams left and it could have been worse. In any case, the team you get isn't crucial - it's what you make of the situation. The fact that they aren't in one of the best leagues means they are at a slightly lower level competitively, because they don't play in a competition that demands the most of you week in, week out, but they seem to score goals very easily. We'll have to wait and see what type of form we are in when the tie comes around. The squad is very united and there is a lot of competition. We are very pleased with the team's performance so far this season. We have performed at a very high standard and we have to try and maintain that.
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José María Amorrortu, Athletic sporting director, on his side's meeting with Torino
It's going to be a very attractive tie. Both clubs have a great history and tradition, a history that deserves to be revived, and that makes it an attractive tie for any football fan. Both teams have their own quirks. Torino have not been doing well in the league this season but they have been doing well in the Europa League, against difficult sides. I played in both legs of the 1977 UEFA Cup final against Juventus. It's going to be great to look back over that although I don't have good memories of the game in our stadium [Athletic won the match 2-1 but Juventus won the tie and the trophy on away goals]. It will bring an extra special meaning to the tie. Our aim is to regain our consistency. The Europa League format of a two-legged tie suits us well and really motivates us. We weren't able to combine our league campaign with our Champions League matches, but we hope we'll be able to do better from now on. The team is playing better at the moment and I think we'll still be doing so when February comes around. After being unable to qualify for the UEFA Champions League round of 16, we have renewed hope of competing in another tournament. We have been runners-up twice in this competition and we want to go one step further. That's an extra motivation for us.
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Besnik Hasi, Anderlecht coach, on his side's meeting with Dinamo Moskva
Before the draw I had only one wish, and that was to avoid the Russians. Dinamo are doing very well, and with players like Vainqueur, Denisov and Dzsudzsák, they have a very strong team with a budget four or five times higher then ours. We have proved before that we can handle the big teams, but Dinamo are the favourites.
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Bertrand Desplats, Guingamp president, on his side's meeting with Dynamo Kyiv
We'll try to be inspired by the past games between French sides and Dynamo Kyiv. If we can emulate the great St-Etienne [who beat Dynamo], that's OK. The players and staff all know we are on the up [Guingamp beat French champions Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend]. Hopefully that will continue until February.
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Fred Rutten, Feyenoord coach, on his side's meeting with Roma
This is a tough draw. Roma have a good team and are second in Serie A for a reason - that says all you need to know about the strength of our opponents. In my opinion, Roma are not a typical Italian side, as they are attack-minded. This match is an attractive one, but the only thing that counts for me is that we will go out to win. We play away first so we have to take care to get a good result there. That will not be easy, but on the other hand, no-one expected us to have won our group.
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Ahmet Nur Çebi, Beşiktaş board member, on his side's meeting with Liverpool
The Turkish sporting community will see an entertaining match. I repeat what I always said: Liverpool should be more concerned about us than we are about them. We will knock Liverpool out of the competition. There is an account which wasn’t settled in England from previous years. Yes, I mean that 8-0 defeat. We’ll settle the account now. History is history and we’re not living in the past, but it’s an opportunity.
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André Hahn (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach)André Hahn, Mönchengladbach midfielder, on his side's meeting with Sevilla
Of course this is not an easy draw. Sevilla are the holders, but we will do all we can to get through to the next round.
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Frank de Boer (AFC Ajax)Frank de Boer, Ajax coach, on his side's meeting with Legia
My first reaction is that the draw could have been much worse. That does not mean I underestimate Legia Warsaw, but just look at the other strong teams we could have drawn, like Dinamo Moskva, FC Zenit or Napoli.
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Álvaro Domínguez, Mönchengladbach defender, on his side's game against Sevilla
It is very difficult to win there. Sevilla are very hard to play against and very aggressive.
14.07
Abdi Serdar Üstünsalih, Trabzonspor AŞ vice-president, on his side's meeting with Napoli
As a city, Naples is very similar to Trabzon. It is one of the main footballing cities in Italy. Our aim is to make it to the final, so any opponent would have suited us. We want to go to Warsaw again [Trabzonspor have played Legia in the last two UEFA Europa League group stages]. This time we would like to do it on a warm May night. On the eve of the draw, we were saying that we didn’t want to be paired with a team from a cold country. We were worried about Feyenoord. We know the Italians. Their game is similar to ours.
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Thomas Enevoldsen, AaB midfielder, on his side's meeting with Club Brugge, who he met several times as a KV Mechelen player
It is a good draw. There were a lot strong teams in that bowl, and although we should have respect for Brugge, they are definitely a team we have chances against. They are doing well this season, in their national league as well in the Europa League. When I played down there [in Belgium] they were a team in transition and they were a little inconsistent. I have never lost against them, so I see no reason to fear them.
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Demba Ba (Beşiktaş JK)Demba Ba, Beşiktaş striker, on his side's meeting with Liverpool
It’s a difficult pairing. Liverpool are having some hard times now. They couldn’t get the results they desired and things are not going well for them. Hard games are ahead of us. They are a team which try to strike fast and build up the game as quickly as possible. Their technical capacity is high and they are physically strong. If we can snatch a good result in the first leg, it will be an advantage to be playing the second leg at home.
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UEFA.com's resident Spurs fan notes that Tottenham have beaten Fiorentina in two pre-season friendly games. In a memorial game for former Spurs coach Bill Nicholson, the London club beat the Viola 3-0 in 2001 and Robbie Keane the scored twice in a 3-2 win against Fiorentina in his 2010 pre-season testimonial game.
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Myron Markevich (FC Metalist Kharkiv)Myron Markevych, Dnipro coach, on his side's tie against Olympiacos
I think it's my third duel with them, as I twice played against Olympiacos with Metalist Kharkiv. That was quite some time ago, so everything has changed. Olympiacos should have qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, but luck was not on their side. So we have a tough opponent, especially considering the fact that the home match against the Greeks will be our first official match in 2015. Olympiacos will have more match practice. In the winter break, our first goal is to improve in a few positions. We'll work hard on that.
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Míchel (Olympiacos FC)Míchel, Olympiacos coach, on his side's draw against Dnipro
We are satisfied with the draw, not because we think ourselves favourites, but because we have a chance to qualify. My only concern is that the team are in form when the tie comes around. Olympiacos have proved in the past that they are not affected by adverse weather conditions –anyway, it will be cold in whole Europe then, not just Ukraine. The fact that the Ukrainian league won’t restart until February will also affect the tie. We have two months until the ties and a lot can happen in that time. We have a 50% chance of getting through, as always. This is a very tough competition and upsets are often on the menu. We don’t want to suffer one of these upsets. In European competitions, the margin between success and failure is tiny. If we play like we did in the UEFA Champions League group stage, we will qualify. In 1985/86, I went to Ukraine with Real Madrid and then went on to win the UEFA Cup. It’s a nice coincidence.
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Allan Gaarde, AaB sporting director on his side's tie against Club Brugge
No matter who we drew, we would have been underdogs, and I also see us as clear underdogs against Brugge. I do not think we can benefit much from the fact the FCK and Brøndby have played them already this season. Of course, we can talk to FCK and Brøndby about their experiences against them, but they were not exactly positive experiences [Club Brugge beat Brøndby 5-0 on aggregate in the third qualifying round then drew 1-1 at home and won 4-0 away against FCK in the group stage].
13.43 We will have reaction to the draw from around Europe in the hours ahead, so don't leave just yet. Stick around and watch this video of Spurs goalkeeper Tony Parks recalling his side's 1984 shoot-out triumph against Anderlecht.
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Beşiktaş fans may prefer not to click, but this is how UEFA.com covered the Black Eagles' last visit to Anfield...
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Jerzy Dudek (UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw)Remember that UEFA Europa League final ambassador Jerzy Dudek will be speaking to UEFA.com users in a Facebook Q&A from 14.00CET. Why not ask him how it was to play under current Napoli boss Rafael Benítez? The Spaniard is the only round of 32 coach to have won the UEFA Champions League and could this season become only the second coach to win this competition for a third time.
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Holders Sevilla have a really tough tie against Mönchengladbach - the Spanish side have won this competition three times, while their German opponents have won it twice.
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And that's it. Obvious stand-out tie has to be that last one - there is sure to be enormous excitement in Glasgow about that reunion with Inter. Celtic took on the Nerazzuri again five years later, by the way, losing on penalties after two 0-0 draws in the 1971/72 semi-finals.
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Celtic v Inter - a repeat of the 1967 European Cup final, which Celtic won 2-1!
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Tottenham v Fiorentina - first meeting
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Liverpool v Beşiktaş - Liverpool beat the Black Eagles 8-0 last time they met at Anfield in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage
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PSV v Zenit - first meeting
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Roma v Feyenoord - first meeting
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Villarreal v Salzburg - met in the 2009/10 group stage, Salzburg won both games
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Guingamp v Dynamo Kyiv - first meeting
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Trabzonspor v Napoli - first ever meeting
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Dnipro v Olympiacos - first meeting
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Anderlecht v Dinamo Moskva - first meeting
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AaB v Club Brugge - first meeting again
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Ajax v Legia - first meeting
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Wolfsburg v Sporting - first ever meeting
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Sevilla v Mönchengladbach - five competition wins between them - first ever meeting
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Torino v Athletic - meeting for the first time
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Young Boys v Everton - meeting for the first time
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National Stadium WarsawWarsaw is our final destination for the UEFA Europa League this season. Good luck to all the sides involved in today's draw. One of them will be lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy on the night of 27 May 2015.
12.53 Sevilla are defending champions this season. Watch this video to see how they fared as holders in 2007.
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UEFA Europa League round of 32 drawNot long to go until the draw begins in Nyon. Stick around afterwards for reaction from the clubs, and a Facebook Q&A with Jerzy Dudek, scheduled for 14.00CET.
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Helenio Herrera (FC Internazionale Milano)Potential tie: Inter beat Liverpool 4-3 over two legs to reach the final of the 1964/65 European Cup, where Helenio Herrera's Nerazzurri beat SL Benfica 1-0.
12.44 UEFA Europa League final ambassador Jerzy Dudek mentioned this earlier as he considered the possibility of Legia making it to the final in Warsaw. Watch this video to see what happened when Feyenoord played in the 2002 UEFA Cup decider at their De Kuip home.
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Beto (Sevilla FC)Beto, Sevilla goalkeeper
We feel very strong at home [for the round of 32 first leg], in our stadium and in front of our fans. They're our 12th man and they make this a real fortress. We feel confident away from home too, but our home ground has to be our fortress. Whichever team we draw will be strong, such as the teams that drop in from the Champions League. We can't choose who we get, so we just need to study our opponents, respect them and give our very best if we want to continue along a road that for us is very exciting.
12.36 Watch the highlights from the 2001 UEFA Cup final when Liverpool and Deportivo Alavés played out a remarkable nine-goal epic in Dortmund.
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Potential tie: Celtic beat Inter 2-1 in the 1967 European Cup final in Lisbon. However, Inter beat the Hoops 5-4 on penalties after two goalless legs to reach the 1972 final, where they lost 2-0 to Ajax.
12.30 Fatih Terim and Gheorghe Popescu reflect on Galatasaray AŞ’s historic UEFA Cup triumph in 2000, a first for Turkish football that Popescu hails as the country’s “most important European success”.
12.29 Watch highlights of the 1989 UEFA Cup final as a Napoli team inspired by talisman Diego Maradona led the Italian club to their first major European trophy.
12.27
Thomas Enevoldsen, AaB midfielder
There is no club I would particularly like to be drawn against or avoid. It is possible to win against any team. I have been at this club for many years and was part of a team that beat Sampdoria and Deportivo La Coruña over two games, and part of a team that almost beat Manchester City over two games, losing on penalties. Of course there are a lot of big teams but we are a good team. We have to be better away and we will just have to wait and see who we get.
12.25 Potential tie: Sevilla beat Zenit 5-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals en route to winning the 2005/06 UEFA Cup. See the highlights of their final victory against Middlesbrough FC in this video.
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EA Guingamp players celebrateThere are a lot of sides with immense pedigree in this season's round of 32. Guingamp are the only club in the round of 32 who are playing in the spring phase of a UEFA competition for the first time.
12.21 A winner of the UEFA Cup with Juventus as a player and a coach, legendary goalkeeper Dino Zoff recalls his 1990 success with the Bianconeri against Fiorentina.
12.20
Dinamo Moskva perfectionThe only side to make it through the group stage with a 100% record, Dinamo Moskva last featured in the spring phase of a UEFA competition when they bowed out to SK Rapid Wien in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals.

Dinamo defender Stanislav Manolev
Six wins in six matches is a fantastic result. No one expected anything like this probably. We will try extend our winning streak in knock-out rounds.
12.19
Giampiero Ventura, Torino coach
It's a big result for Torino to progress to the knockout stage in the Europa League and I hope that it gives notice in Italy and in Europe that Torino, after being down for many years, are back among the best by achieving this historic result by going through from the group stage.
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Rafael Benítez (SSC Napoli)Rafael Benítez, Napoli coach
The Europa League is a difficult competition and it's going to get even harder now with the clubs arriving from the Champions League. We've just got to wait for the draw now, but we know it's going to be hard no matter who we're up against. It's good to be able to play the second leg at home because it's always an advantage to play in front of our own fans.
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Torino last featured in the spring phase of a UEFA club competition in 1994, when they lost out to Arsenal in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals.
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Potential tie: Liverpool beat Beşiktaş 8-0 at Anfield in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage, Yossi Benayoun scoring a hat-trick. It remains the Black Eagles' worst ever defeat in Europe.
12.13
UEFA Europa League round of 32 drawThe UEFA Champions League draw is being streamed live on UEFA.com right now. Stay here for all the build up to the UEFA Europa League draw, which starts at 13.00CET.
12.11 Watch highlights of the 1996 UEFA Cup final as FC Bayern München completed their set of European trophies thanks to a performance guided by Jürgen Klinsmann's goals.
12.10
Ruud Vormer, Club Brugge midfielder
We've now gone ten matches unbeaten in Europe, and we really couldn't have asked for more. I'm looking forward to the draw on Monday, and I don't mind who we get.
12.09
Nicolai Larsen, AaB goalkeeper
It could be fun to play a big club like Liverpool or Inter Milan or somebody like that. We are in it to win it. I know we would be underdogs but it would be fun. How far we can go depends on who we are drawn against. Hopefully we can get through the next round so that the European adventure lives on.
12.09
Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) arrivesKevin De Bruyne, Wolfsburg midfielder
It's like cup games from now on, so anything can happen, but we have done well in the first part of the competition.
12.08
Potential tie: Mönchengladbach beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 on aggregate to reach the 1977 European Cup final, where they lost to Liverpool.
12.03 Sevilla have won the competition on three occasions, so here are some of their best strikes in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League, including Stéphane Mbia’s late goal at Valencia CF in the 2013/14 campaign.
12.02 Two-time winners Tottenham have scored many memorable goals in the competition. Watch five of their best, including Erik Lamela’s rabona, here.
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UEFA Europa League final ambassador Jerzy Dudek will be speaking to UEFA.com users in a UEFA Europa League Facebook Q&A from 14.00CET. He spoke to UEFA.com before the draw, saying: We have one Polish team at this stage, Legia, and for me would be nice to watch them playing against my old team, Liverpool. Liverpool have a lot of fans in Poland and it would be a special day for them too. And if not Liverpool, maybe Young Boys or Aalborg - I think Legia would be favourites against both teams. I know Legia fans dream about reaching the final and why not? Maybe Legia can go all the way and play the final at home, like my old side Feyenoord did? Nobody believed they could reach UEFA Cup final at their home stadium in 2002, but they did, band they won the final against Borussia Dortmund too.
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Potential tie: Ajax beat Inter 2-0 in the 1972 European Cup final, Johann Cruyff scoring both goals in Rotterdam.
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Berend Scholten, UEFA.com Netherlands and Belgium correspondent
Belgian national sports channel Sporza held a poll of Anderlecht and Club Brugge fans to see which sides they most wanted to get in today's round of 32 draw. Both sides, it seems, are eager to travel to Liverpool. Anderlecht fans want to get Everton (23.42 % of the vote), where their former striker Romelu Lukaku and Belgian international Kevin Mirallas play, while 29.9% of Club Brugge fans want to go to Anfield to meet Liverpool - featuring Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
11.52 Look back at the 1978 UEFA Cup final as PSV became the third Dutch club to win a UEFA competition trophy with a 3-0 aggregate success against SC Bastia.
11.51 The nominees for the 2014 UEFA.com users' Team of the Year have been revealed. Pick your eleven now.
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André Villas-Boas (FC Zenit)Zenit coach André Villas-Boas could find his side being drawn against one of his former employers, Tottenham. Napoli's Rafael Benítez is in a similar situation, with Liverpool potential round of 32 opponents. Benítez's 2005 success with the Reds means he is the only coach in the round of 32 to have steered a club to UEFA Champions League glory.
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Potential tie: Villarreal beat Inter in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals en route to a 1-0 exit to Arsenal on their competition debut in 2005/06.
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The round of 32 features seven reigning domestic champions: Legia (Poland), Aalborg (Denmark), Salzburg (Austria), Celtic (Scotland), Olympiacos (Greece), Anderlecht (Belgium) and Ajax (Netherlands).
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Ondrej Duda (Legia Warszawa)Ondrej Duda, Legia midfielder
I would like to play against Liverpool in the round of 32. They are my favourite team and would be very nice to have the chance to face them.
11.36
Denis Suárez, Sevilla midfielder
Now the really good stuff starts - the knockout phase - and we're very excited about this Europa League campaign: we'd love to do well. Whoever we're drawn against we'll be aiming to win, particularly at home where we're becoming very strong and have gone a lot of games without losing.
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Erdal Torunoğulları, Beşiktaş board member
Having come this far, we are not wary of any teams. Starting from the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds, we have played ten games in Europe this season and we have only lost one. Everybody knows we were unluck to lose 1-0 against Arsenal. We have showed our strength in getting this far. We are on the up. Rather than us being concerned about other teams, they should be concerned about us. I hope we can get Ajax but we won’t be nervous whoever we draw. We are confident and want to go all the way in Europe.
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Kenneth Emil Petersen (Aalborg BK)Kenneth Emil Petersen, AaB defender
There are a handful of teams it could be really fun to meet: Napoli, Inter, Feyenoord and so on. Generally, you want to measure yourself against the best teams and players in the world.
11.06
Potential tie: Wiel Coerver's Feyenoord beat Bill Nicholson's Spurs 4-2 in the two-legged 1973/74 UEFA Cup final, Wim Rijsbergen and Peter Ressel on target in the decisive 2-0 win in Rotterdam.
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Marcel Sabitzer (FC Salzburg)Marcel Sabitzer, Salzburg forward
Unfortunately you cannot choose in a draw, but when there is a possibility to play at Anfield, it is on your mind. But really it doesn't matter how it turns out. We want go go far and in the end it doesn't matter who we are up against.
10.40
UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw ballsStay here for UEFA.com's live coverage of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw, streamed live from 13.00CET.
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Potential tie: Valeriy Lobanovskiy's Dynamo Kyiv beat PSV 4-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals en route to a 3-0 success against Ferencváros TC in the 1974/75 Cup Winners' Cup final.
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Potential tie: Feyenoord met Jock Stein's Celtic in the 1970 European Cup final in Milan; it was 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Ove Kindvall eventually hitting a 116th-minute winner for Ernst Happel's side.
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Daniel Carriço, Sevilla defender
We're very happy to have gone through, let's see who we get next. Maybe we'll get another Portuguese team. Last season we ended up playing three clubs from my country... All the potential opponents are tough, but you might even get a team that's playing well now and then dip later on. It's all about the luck of the draw.
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Giovanni Trapattoni (Juventus)Napoli boss Rafael Benítez could match Giovanni Trapattoni in becoming only the second coach to win the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League a third time. Trapattoni won it with Juventus (1977 and 1993) and Inter (1991); Benítez has already won it with Valencia (2004) and Chelsea (2013).
10.23
Of the coaches with an interest in the round of 32 draw, Zenit's André Villas-Boas (Porto 2011), Napoli's Rafael Benítez (Chelsea 2013) and Sevilla's Unai Emery (Sevilla 2014) have all won the UEFA Europa League since the competition took on its current incarnation.
10.19
Potential tie: Anderlecht could meet Napoli, the side they beat 2-1 on aggregate to reach the 1976/77 European Cup Winners' Cup, where Raymond Goethals' side lost out to Hamburger SV.
10.18
Kenny Dalglish & Ray Clemence (Liverpool FC) - 1978Potential tie: Liverpool have twice beaten Club Brugge in European finals: 4-3 over two legs in the 1975/76 UEFA Cup, and 1-0 in the 1978 European Cup decider in London - Kenny Dalglish scoring the only goal.
10.14
Faouzi Ghoulam & Rafael Benítez (SSC Napoli)Faouzi Ghoulam, Napoli defender
It could be the year for an Italian side to win the Europa League. We're supporting all the Italian teams in the competition because we know how important it is for the coefficient ranking, having more clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League. We're in good shape and we hope to go a long way ourselves. That's what we're concentrating on above all.
10.13
Liverpool v Everton in the round of 16 or beyond? It is not impossible; plenty of other sides have met local rivals in UEFA games, with last season's UEFA Champions League final a notable city derby.
10.05
Bob Paisley (Liverpool FC)Potential tie: Liverpool met Mönchengladbach in the 1972/73 UEFA Cup final – winning 3-2 on aggregate – and then in the 1977 European Cup final in Rome, where Bob Paisley's Reds triumphed 3-1.
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Five sides have made it from the third qualifying round to the round of 32: Club Brugge, Dinamo Moskva, PSV, Torino and Young Boys. Celtic and Legia have had the longest European campaigns of the round of 32 contenders; having both kicked off their seasons in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, they come into the round of 32 having already played 12 European games in 2014/15.
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Ondřej Mazuch (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) & Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur FC)Potential tie: Spurs took on Dnipro in last season's round of 32, Emmanuel Adebayor scoring twice in a 3-2 aggregate win for the London side.
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9.18
Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg)Bas Dost, Wolfsburg striker
We now have to see what the draw is like, but I think we have a good chance. We're doing well in the league – we're in second. We had a difficult group, we survived it, and we want to move on.
9.17
UEFA.com has a spreadsheet covering all the potential ties in today's draw which makes for very interesting reading indeed: we will be picking out some of our favourite potential ties in the hours leading up to the draw. Some potential ties are included for information purposes only, since clubs from the same association - and teams who have already met in the group stage - cannot meet in the round of 32.
16.14
Jerzy DudekThe draw will be streamed live from Nyon on UEFA.com, with plenty of reaction to follow as the clubs discover what challenge awaits them. UEFA Europa League ambassador Jerzy Dudek - a UEFA Champions League winner with Liverpool FC in 2004/05 - will also be speaking to UEFA.com users in a UEFA Europa League Facebook Q&A from 14.00CET. Don't miss it.
16.08
Orlando Sá (Legia Warszawa)The final takes place at the National Stadium Warsaw on 27 May 2015. Legia could thus feature in the final in their home city. Feyenoord won the 2001/02 UEFA Cup in a one-off game in Rotterdam, but Sporting lost the 2004/05 decider at their Lisbon home.
16.06
Of the 32 contenders, six have won the European Cup or UEFA Champions League: Inter (1964, 1965 and 2010), Celtic (1967), Feyenoord (1970), Ajax (1971, 1972, 1973 and 1995), Liverpool (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005) and PSV (1988).
16.06
Including reigning champions Sevilla, there are 11 former UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League winners in the round of 32: Tottenham (1972 and 1984), Liverpool (1973, 1976 and 2001), Mönchengladbach (1974 and 1979), Feyenoord (1975 and 2002), PSV (1978), Anderlecht (1983), Napoli (1989), Inter (1991, 1994 and 1998), Ajax (1992), Sevilla (2006, 2007 and 2013), Zenit (2008). Those sides have won the competition 20 times between them.
16.06
Italy (with a round of 32 record five teams) boasts the biggest single contingent in the draw, with the Netherlands, Spain and England having three representatives. There are two each from Russia, Belgium, Germany, Turkey and Ukraine and one from Scotland, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Austria and France.
16.05
Alan (FC Salzburg)The UEFA Europa League has thrown up plenty of top statistics already. Last season's top scorer Jonatan Soriano is one of eight players to have scored five in this season's group stage, but he has been outscored by Salzburg team-mate Alan, with eight.
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Welcome to UEFA.com's coverage of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw, which will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Monday at 13.00CET. The final standings from the group stage are here, with eight more teams parachuting down from the UEFA Champions League group stage to join the 24 qualifiers.

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Unseeded

  • VillarrealVillarreal(ESP)
  • TorinoTorino(ITA)
  • TottenhamTottenham(ENG)
  • CelticCeltic(SCO)
  • PSVPSV(NED)
  • DniproDnipro(UKR)
  • SevillaSevilla(ESP)
  • WolfsburgWolfsburg(GER)
  • Young BoysYoung Boys(SUI)
  • AaBAaB(DEN)
  • GuingampGuingamp(FRA)
  • TrabzonsporTrabzonspor(TUR)
  • AnderlechtAnderlecht(BEL)
  • AjaxAjax(NED)
  • LiverpoolLiverpool(ENG)
  • RomaRoma(ITA)

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  • MönchengladbachMönchengladbach(GER)
  • Club BruggeClub Brugge(BEL)
  • BeşiktaşBeşiktaş(TUR)
  • SalzburgSalzburg(AUT)
  • Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva(RUS)
  • InternazionaleInternazionale(ITA)
  • FeyenoordFeyenoord(NED)
  • EvertonEverton(ENG)
  • NapoliNapoli(ITA)
  • Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv(UKR)
  • FiorentinaFiorentina(ITA)
  • LegiaLegia(POL)
  • OlympiacosOlympiacos(GRE)
  • SportingSporting(POR)
  • AthleticAthletic(ESP)
  • ZenitZenit(RUS)
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