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Europa League: Augsburg to meet Klopp and Liverpool, Dortmund clash with FC Porto

Jürgen Klopp is set to return to Germany in February with Liverpool who face Augsburg in the round of 32 of the Europa League. Dortmund, Schalke and Leverkusen are up against difficult opposition in the knockout stage.

FC Augsburg have been rewarded with a glamor tie in the Last 32 of the Europa League with Jürgen Klopp returning to Germany for the first time since his move to England.

Klopp's Liverpool side are ninth in the English Premier League after drawing 2-2 at home to West Brom on Sunday. But the Reds have turned on the style several times this season including a 5-1 win over Manchester City last month.

Before the draw, Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter said Manchester United was his dream opponent, but conceded the Merseyside club would be attractive to play against.

"For us, this is sensational," Reuter said after the draw was made.

"The anticipation is huge," said head coach Markus Weinzierl.

Champions League duel

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund is to face FC Porto who have won the competition twice. The Portuguese giants beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season and can be expected to give Thomas Tuchel's side their first serious test in the Europa League this season.

Schalke will need to defeat Shakhtar Donestk to extend their European ambitions beyond the round of 32, while Bayer Leverkusen are tol meet Sporting Club de Portugal, the current league-leaders in Portugal.

Elsewhere, holders Sevilla take on surprise package Molde, while Tottenham face Fiorentina and Galatasaray meet Lazio. The first leg takes place on Thursday February 16 while the second leg follows a week later.

UEFA Europa League Last 32 draw:

Valencia vs. Rapid Vienna

Fiorentina vs. Tottenham

Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Porto

Fenerbahce vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

Anderlecht vs. Olympiacos

Midtjylland vs. Manchester United

Augsburg vs. Liverpool

Sparta Prague vs. Krasnodar

Galatasaray vs. Lazio

Sion vs. Braga

Shakhtar Donestk vs. Schalke

Marseille vs. Athletic Bilbao

Sevilla vs. Molde

Sporting Club de Portugal vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Villarreal vs. Napoli

St-Etienne vs. Basel

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