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Celtic draw Zenit in the Europa League last 32, Arsenal face Swedish minnows

Brendan Rodgers’ side will come up against Roberto Mancini again, while the Gunners take on Ostersunds.

Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Mancini have met before.
Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Mancini have met before.
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CELTIC FACE A trip to Russia in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The Scottish treble-winners, who finished third in their Champions League group meaning qualification to Europe’s secondary competition, have been drawn against Zenit St Petersburg.

These days managed by former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini, Zenit were Uefa Cup winners in 2008 but went out to Anderlecht in the round of 32 last season after coming through a group that featured Dundalk.

Arsenal will play Swedish minnows Ostersunds, who are managed by Englishman Graham Potter. The 42-year-old ex-Birmingham City and West Brom full-back took over in 2010 and brought them from the four tier to the top flight.

He was voted manager of the year after claiming the Swedish Cup in 2017.

Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid meet FC Copenhagen, AC Milan face Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets, Napoli come up against RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund take on Atalanta.

The first legs will be played on 15 February with the return a week later.

Europa League last 32 draw Source: Twitter/Europa League

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