Champions League and Europa League Draw - As it happened

16 December 2011 04:44
Lets have a recap on todays European draw as English clubs found out their fate in the next stages of the Champions League and Europa League.

10:20: There are five English teams in todays European draw.

Chelsea and Arsenal await to find out who they will face in the Champions League, meanwhile Stoke and the two Manchester clubs will so find out their fate in the Europa League.

10:23: Who will the English clubs hope to face? Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has already stated that he would like to avoid AC Milan.

10:27: Chelsea can play Napoli, CSKA Moscow, Basel, Lyon, Marseille, Zenit St Petersburg, or AC Milan. Last season, they reached the quarter-finals. This is their 10th straight season in the competition and their best finish is runners-up.

10:28: Arsenal can play Napoli, CSKA Moscow, Basel, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Zenit St Petersburg or AC Milan. They reached the last 16 in 2010 and this is their 14th straight season in the Champions League, with a best finish as runners-up.

10:55: The lineup contains seven past European Cup winners as well as four teams new to the knockout stage. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Marseille and Benfica have all lifted the trophy, while Basel, Napoli, Zenit St Petersburg and Apoelhave never been so far. In fact, Apoel are the first Cypriot representatives to reach this phase.

11:16: Here we go:

Lyon vs Apoel FC

Napoli vs Chelsea

AC Milan vs Arsenal

FC Basel vs Bayern Munich

Bayer Leverkusen vs Barcelona

CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid

Zenit St. Petersburg vs Benfica

Marseille vs Inter Milan

11:29: And that concludes the 2011-12 Champions League last-16 draw. Lyon v Apoel, Napoli v Chelsea, AC Milan v Arsenal, Basel v Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona, CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg v Benfica, Marseille v Benfica.

Strong opponents for both Arsenal and Chelsea, two big Italian clubs that certainly wont be easy fixtures for the London clubs.

11:40: The Europa League draw is expected just after 12:00, stay tuned to see the draw as it happens.

Europa League draw:

Porto vs Man City

Ajax vs Man United

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Athletic Bilbao

FC Salzburg vs Metalist Kharkiv

Stoke City vs Valencia

Rubin Kazan vs Olympiakos

AZ Alkmaar vs Anderlecht

Lazio vs Athletico Madrid

Steaua Bucharest vs FC Twente

Viktoria Plzen vs Schalke 04

Wisla Krakow vs Standard Liege

FC Braga vs Besiktas

Udinese vs Paok

Braga vs Besiktas

Trabzonspor vs PSV

Hannover vs Brugge

Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Lisbon

Once again the three English clubs have come across tough opponents, both Manchester clubs will face the top sides from Portugal and Holland, Porto and Ajax.

Stoke City will face Spanish giants Valencia, who finished behind Chelsea in their Champions League group.

14:11: Who will play who in the following round?

SV Salzburg/Metalist v Rubin K/Olympiakos

Legia W/Sporting v Porto/Man City

Steaua/Twente v Plzen/Schalke

Wisla K/Standard L v Hannover/Club Brugge

Stoke/Valencia v Trabzonspor/PSV

Az Alkmaar/Andrelecht v Udinese/PAOK

Lazio/Atletico M v SC Braga/Besiktas

Ajax/Man Utd v Lokomotiv M/Ahtletic B

Source: DSG

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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