Europa League draw 2013-14: Swansea to play Napoli and Tottenham against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Draw for the last 32 has taken place in Nyon

Swansea have been drawn against Napoli in what appears a cracking tie as reward for their advancement from the group stages.

Tottenham, the only other Premier League side remaining in the competition, will play Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

With the club managerless following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas this morning, it will be seen as an irony that they will come up against a team managed by Juande Ramos, who was dismissed from White Hart Lane in 2008.

While Swansea's tie will be seen as the more glamourous, it will be much tougher to negotiate. Napoli, managed by former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez, may have dropped out of the Champions League, but only on goal difference in a particularly tough group that included Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal.

Should Spurs come through the two-legged tie against Dnipro, they face a last 16 encounter against the winner of PAOK v Benfica, with the latter finishing as last season's runners-up after they lost the final to Chelsea.

For Swansea, should they record what would be a historic and shock win over Napoli, they would face another extremely testing two-legged affair against the winner of Porto v Frankfurt.

Europa League Round of 32 (to be played on February 20 and 27):

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Tottenham Hotspur FC

Real Betis Balompié v FC Rubin Kazan

Swansea City AFC v SSC Napoli

Juventus v Trabzonspor AŞ

NK Maribor v Sevilla FC

FC Viktoria Plzeň v FC Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Chornomorets Odesa v Olympique Lyonnais

SS Lazio v PFC Ludogorets Razgrad

Esbjerg fB v ACF Fiorentina

AFC Ajax v FC Salzburg

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC v FC Basel 1893

FC Porto v Eintracht Frankfurt

FC Anji Makhachkala v KRC Genk

FC Dynamo Kyiv v Valencia CF

PAOK FC v SL Benfica

FC Slovan Liberec v AZ Alkmaar

 

Europa League Round of 16 draw (to be played on March 13 and 20):

Slovan Liberec/AZ Alkmaar v Anzhi/Racing Genk

Lazio/Ludogorets Razgrad v Dynamo Kiev/Valencia

Porto/Eintracht Frankfurt v Swansea City vs. Napoli

Chornomorets/Lyon v Viktoria Plzen/Shakhtar Donetsk

Maribor/Sevilla v Real Betis/Rubin Kazan

Dnipro/Tottenham v PAOK/Benfica

Maccabi Tel-Aviv/Basel v Ajax/Red Bull Salzburg

Juventus/Trabzonspor v Esbjerg/Fiorentina

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Latest in Sport
Sport
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
10 best statement lightbulbs

10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test