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Football news - Europa League last-16 draw: Arsenal to face Rennes, Chelsea draw Dynamo Kiev

Arsenal to face Rennes, Chelsea draw Dynamo Kiev
By Eurosport

22/02/2019 at 12:34Updated 22/02/2019 at 13:13

Arsenal will take on Rennes in the Europa League round of 16, while Chelsea will face Dynamo Kiev.

Slavia Prague will meet five-time winners Sevilla, while Valencia, who beat Celtic in the round of 32, take on Krasnodar.

Friday’s draw in Nyon was not protected by any seeding but teams from Russia and Ukraine were kept apart.

The returns will taking place on March 14 as the London clubs look to stay on course for the final in Baku.

Arsenal progressed from the round of 32 with a 3-1 aggregate win over BATE Borisov, overturning a first-leg loss in Belarus after victory at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

Chelsea, meanwhile, defeated Malmo, winning the second leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to add to a 2-1 away victory in Sweden.

Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany were paired with Serie A side Inter Milan and Dinamo Zagreb will play Portuguese outfit Benfica.

Napoli tackle Austrian side Salzburg, while Zenit St Petersburg play Villarreal.

DRAW IN FULL

  • Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev
  • Eintracht Frankfurt v Inter
  • Dinamo Zagreb v Benfica
  • Napoli v Salzburg
  • Valencia v Krasnodar
  • Sevilla v Slavia Prague
  • Arsenal v Rennes
  • Zenit St Petersburg v Villarreal

KEY EUROPA LEAGUE DATES

  • March 7 - Round of 16 first leg
  • March 14 - Round of 16 second leg
  • April 11 - Quarter-final first leg
  • April 18 - Quarter-final second leg
  • May 2 - Semi-final first leg
  • May 9 - Semi-final second leg
  • May 29 - Final
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