Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur were both handed tricky draws in the Last 32 of the UEFA Cup, and they will then face each other if both prevail in their respective ties. Martin O'Neill's side, currently fourth in the Premier League, will play 2005 UEFA Cup winners CSKA Moscow, while Spurs - who came back from 2-0 down against Spartak Moscow on Thursday night to stay in the competition - face Champions League dropouts Shakhtar Donetsk. Villa and Spurs would then face each other in the last 16 of the tournament, should both teams successfully progress. Manchester City travel to Denmark to face FC Copenhagen for their last 32 first-leg tie, due to be played on February 18/19, with either Aalborg - who drew 2-2 with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League - or Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna lying in wait. Competition favourites AC Milan will face Werder Bremen, one of the Champions League dropouts, in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup following Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland. The Italians, seven times European champions but who have never won the UEFA Cup, were sure to meet one of the Champions League third-place finishers after their 2-2 home draw with VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday allowed the German side to top their qualifying group. Bremen finished behind Panathinaikos and Inter Milan in their Champions League group. Wolfsburg's reward is a game against Paris St Germain, who sneaked through on goal difference thanks to their 4-0 win over Twente Enschede in their final group game this week. If Milan progress they will meet either Olympiakos Piraeus or St Etienne in the last 16 after the draw for that round was also carried out at UEFA headquarters. Holders Zenit St Petersburg, back in the competition after finishing third behind Real Madrid and Juventus in their Champions League group, were drawn against VfB Stuttgart in the first knockout round. If Zenit win they will play either Udinese or Polish outsiders Lech Poznan. Four-times European champions Ajax Amsterdam will play Fiorentina, semi-finalists last season who currently going well in fifth place in Serie A. UEFA CUP Last 32 draw in full Paris St Germain vs Wolfsburg FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City NEC Nijmegen vs Hamburg Sampdoria vs Metalist Kharkiv Braga vs Standard Liege Aston Villa vs CSKA Moscow Lech Poznan vs Udinese Olympiakos vs St Etienne Fiorentina vs Ajax Aalborg vs Deportivo La Coruna Werder Bremen vs AC Milan Bordeaux vs FC Galatasaray Dynamo Kiev vs Valencia Zenit St Petersburg vs VfB Stuttgart Marseille vs FC Twente Shakhtar Donetsk vs Tottenham Hotspur Ties to be played on February 18/19 and February 26 UEFA CUP Last 16 draw in full Werder Bremen/AC Milan vs Olympiakos/St Etienne Aston Villa/CSKA Moscow vs Shakhtar Donetsk/Tottenham Hotspur Lech Poznan/Udinese vs Zenit St Petersburg/VfB Stuttgart Paris St Germain/Wolfsburg vs Braga/Standard Liege Dynamo Kiev/Valencia vs Sampdoria/Metalist Kharkiv FC Copenhagen/Manchester City vs Aalborg/Deportivo La Coruna Marseille/FC Twente vs Fiorentina/Ajax NEC Nijmegen/Hamburg vs Bordeaux/FC Galatasaray Ties to be played on March 12 and March 18/19
19 December 2008
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