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Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Newcastle Face Tricky Ties in Europa League Round of 32: The Daily EPL

europa league Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Newcastle Face Tricky Ties in Europa League Round of 32: The Daily EPL

The draw for the final round of 32 teams in the 2012-13 Europa League has been made. Tottenham Hotspur has a tricky tie against Lyon. Newcastle United will travel to Eastern Europe to play Metalist, while Chelsea plays Sparta Prague and Liverpool faces Zenit St. Petersburg.

Just as the UEFA Champions League draw earlier in the day wasn’t kind to English teams, today’s Europa League draw has been equally challenging to Premier League teams. If, and it’s a big if, the Premier League teams win their matches in the round of 32, here are the teams that the Premier League sides will face in the round of 16:

Tottenham Hotspur versus the winner of Inter Milan and Cluj,

Liverpool will face the winner of Dnipro and Basel,

Chelsea will face the winner of Ajax and Steaua Bucharest,

Newcastle United will face the winner of Anji and Hannover.

Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:

Before I go, here’s a so-awful-it’s-funny video from Arsenal showing several of their players trying to sing Christmas carols:

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