Chelsea and Tottenham both scored late to earn 1-1 draws and advance in soccer’s Europa League, while Liverpool was eliminated on the away-goals tiebreaker.
Gareth Bale scored with two free kicks to give Tottenham a 2-1 win over Lyon in their Europa League soccer round of 32 opener. Liverpool lost 2-0 at Zenit St. Petersburg.
Chelsea was drawn to play Sparta Prague in the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League.
The following is the draw for the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League. The two-match series will be played Feb. 17 and 24.
Real Madrid was drawn to play Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16. Barcelona will face AC Milan, while last season’s runner-up Bayern Munich takes on Arsenal.
Newcastle advanced to the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League, while qualification for Tottenham and Liverpool hinges on their final group games following draws.
Liverpool beat Udinese 1-0 and Tottenham defeated Panathinaikos 3-1 to claim two of the final five spots in the round of 32 of soccer’s Europa League.
Lyon and Inter Milan were among six teams advancing to the knockout stage of Europa League, as defending champion Atletico Madrid saw its 16-match winning run in European competition ended.
Atletico Madrid, Lyon and Dnipro maintained their perfect records in soccer’s Europa League, as Liverpool won to join Newcastle as a group leader.