EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: Liverpool face Dan Petrescu's Unirea, while Everton and Fulham are handed tricky last 32 ties
Last updated at 3:07 PM on 18th December 2009
Liverpool have drawn Dan Petrescu's Unirea Urziceni in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Fulham face holders Shakhtar Donetsk, while Everton also face a tricky tie against Sporting Lisbon.
Former Chelsea defender Petrescu led Unirea to their first ever Romanian League title last season and missed out on making the Champions League knockout stage by a single point this season, finishing third in Rangers' group behind Sevilla and Stuttgart.
Happy days: Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun (left) will be happy with Liverpool's draw
Former England and Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren saw his FC Twente side land Werder Bremen, who lost to Shakhtar in the final of last season's UEFA Cup, the pre-cursor to this competition.
Ajax will meet Juventus in the most prestigious tie of the round. The two clubs have twice contested European Cup finals, with Ajax winning 1-0 in 1973 and Juve getting their revenge on penalties in 1996 after a 1-1 draw.
UEFA also drew the round of 16 in Nyon. If Liverpool get through they would face the winner of Lille v Fenerbahce. Similarly, Everton would face either Atletico Madrid or Galatasaray, while Fulham's future opponents would be Ajax or Juventus.
Eurostars: Fulham's Zoltan Gera, (left), Stephen Kelly (centre) and Danny Murphy celebrate during their victory over Basel in Switzerland this week
DRAW IN FULL - LAST 32
Holders: Jadson lifts the trophy after Shakhtar's victory in last season UEFA Cup final against Werder
Rubin Kazan v Hapoel Tel Aviv
Athletic Bilbao v Anderlecht
Copenhagen v Marseille
Panathinaikos v Roma
Atletico Madrid v Galatasaray
Ajax v Juventus
Club Brugge v Valencia
FULHAM v Shakhtar Donetsk
LIVERPOOL v Unirea Urziceni
Hamburg v PSV
Villarreal v Wolfsburg
Standard Liege v Salzburg
Twente v Werder Bremen
Lille v Fenerbahce
EVERTON v Sporting Lisbon
Herthan Berlin v Benfica
(First leg: Feb 18; second leg: Feb 25)
DRAW IN FULL - LAST 16
Hamburg or PSV v Athletic Bilbao or Anderlecht
Rubin Kazan or Hapoel Tel Aviv v Villarreal or VfL Wolfsburg
Atletico Madrid or Galatasaray v EVERTON or Sporting
Hertha Berlin or Benfica v FC Copenhagen or Marseille
Panathinaikos or Roma v Standard Leige or SV Red Bull Salzburg
Lille or Fenerbahce v LIVERPOOL or Unirea Urziceni
Ajax or Juventus v FULHAM or Shakhtar Donetsk
Club Brugge or Valencia v FC Twente or Werder Bremen
(First leg: Mar 11; second leg: Mar 18)
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