Mohamed Elneny and Hassan Kouka dealt hectic UEFA Europa League draw
Egypt internationals Ahmed Hassan ‘Kouka’ and Mohamed Elneny have been given tough round of 32 draws in the UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal and Elneny qualified top of their group which included Sporting Clube de Portugal (runners-up), Vorslka and Qarabag. Meanwhile Kouka’s Olympiacos finished as runners-up after dealing AC Milan a shock 3-1 defeat in the final matchday to eliminate them from the competition.
Kouka’s team will travel to cold Ukraine as they were drawn against Dynamo Kyiv, who topped their group that included Stade Rennais, Astana and Jabolonec.
Meanwhile Elneny’s Arsenal travel to Ukraine’s neighboring country Belarus to face Bate Borisov and former Arsenal fan-favourite Aleksander Hleb.
The rest of the draw came as follows:
FC Viktoria Plzen vs GNK Dinamo
Club Brugge vs RB Salzburg
SK Rapid Wien vs Internazionale
SK Slavia Praha vs KRC Genk
FC Krasnodar vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Zurich vs SSC Napoli
Malmo FF vs Chelsea FC
FC Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Celtic FC vs Valencia FC
Stade Rennais FC Real Betis Balompe
Olympiacos FC vs FC Dynamo Kyiv
S.S Lazio vs Sevilla FC
Fenerbahce SK vs FC Zenit
Sporting Clube de Portugal vs Villarreal CF
FC Bate Borisov VS Arsenal FC
Galatasaray A.S vs SL Benfica
The first leg of the round of 32 stage will be played from February 14-21, and the second legs will be played from March 7-14.
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