Europa League last 16: LaLiga clubs handed favourable draw
LaLiga trio Sevilla, Valencia and Villarreal all avoided the biggest clubs in Friday lunchtime's draw for the Europa League last 16 in Nyon.
The three LaLiga clubs left in the 2018/19 Europa League all avoided the biggest names in the hat in Friday's last-16 draw at UEFA headquarters.
With the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Napoli in the pot in Nyon, all three Spanish representatives faced the possibility of a tie against a side among the favourites to lift the trophy in Baku on 29 May.
Sevilla draw Slavia Prague in last 16
However, five-time winners Sevilla - who are chasing a fourth Europa League triumph in six years - were handed a clash with Czechs Slavia Prague.
Valencia, Villarreal both given Russian tests
Meanwhile, Valencia and Villarreal will both face Russian opposition, having been paired with Krasnodar and Zenit St Petersburg, respectively.
The last-16 ties are scheduled to be played on 7 and 14 March.
2018/19 Europa League last-16 draw in full*:
Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Inter Milan
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica
Napoli vs RB Salzburg
Valencia vs Krasnodar
Sevilla vs Slavia Prague
Arsenal vs Rennes
Zenit St Petersburg vs Villarreal
*First team in each tie at home in the opening leg.
Europa League last-16 draw: as it happened
Europa League last-16 draw: preview
The three remaining LaLiga clubs in the 2018/19 Europa League are to learn the identity of their next opponents in this lunchtime's last-16 draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.
LaLiga dominates last-16 hat
After seeing off Lazio, Celtic and Sporting CP, respectively, Sevilla, Valencia and Villarreal all take their place in a hat in which Spain has more representatives than any other league.
Also in the last-16 pot are: Arsenal (ENG), Benfica (POR), Chelsea (ENG), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) Inter Milan (ITA), Krasnodar (RUS), Napoli (ITA), RB Salzburg (AUT), Rennes (FRA), Slavia Prague (CZE), Zenit St Petersburg (RUS).
Open draw in Switzerland
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