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Europa League: Dortmund face Salzburg, Leipzig draw Zenit in round of 16

Borussia Dortmund will play RB Salzburg in the round of 16 of the Europa League. The other German team still alive in the competition, RB Leipzig, have drawn Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.

Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig both received a favorable draw in the round of 16 in Europe's second-tier club competition, the Europa League.

Dortmund are up against Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, while Leipzig, who are also sponsored by Red Bull, face Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.

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"I am looking forward to it. It's an opportunity as an Austrian coach to play against an Austrian team," Dortmund coach Peter Stöger said upon hearning the news. He also described the fixture as attractive but "manageable."

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Dortmund advanced to the round of 16 by earning a 1-1 draw away to Atalanta last night, following their 3-2 win at home in the first leg.

Leipzig suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Napoli on Thursday but still advanced due to their 3-1 win in Naples in the first leg.

Europa Cup round of 16 matchups:

Lazio  vs. Dynamo Kiev

RB Leipzig vs. Zenit St Petersburg

Atletico Madrid vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

CSKA Moscow vs. Olympique Lyon

Olympique de Marseille vs. Athletic Bilbao

Sporting Lisbon vs. Viktoria Plzen

Borussia Dortmund vs. RB Salzburg

AC Milan vs. Arsenal

pfd/rt (AFP, Reuters)

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