Schalke and Hannover find out Europa League opponents

Schalke 04 and Hannover 96 were handed kind draws in the draw for the last 32 of the Europa League on Friday.

DFB Cup winners Schalke have been drawn against Czech Republic champions Viktoria Plzen after winning their group, concluding with a 3vs0 victory against Maccabi Haifa on Thursday.

Hannover 96 were drawn against Belgian side Club Brugge, after Mirko Slomka’s side beat Vorskla Poltava 3vs1 in their final group game on Thursday evening.

The draw for the round of 16 was also made in Switzerland on Friday. Should Schalke 04 progress from their first knockout game they would face either FC Twente or Steaua Bucharest, whilst Hannover will face either Standard Liege or Wisla Krakow if they can beat their Belgium opposition.

The first legs of the round of 32 will take place on 16 February 2012, with the second leg taking place the following Thursday.

The entire draw is as follows:

Round of 32:
Hannover 96 vs Club Brugge
Viktoria Plzen vs Schalke 04
Wisla Krakow vs Standard Liege
Steaua Bucharest vs FC Twente
Ajax vs Manchester United
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Athletic Bilbao
Lazio vs Atletico Madrid
Sporting Braga vs Besiktas
AZ vs Anderlecht
Udinese vs FC P.A.O.K.
Stoke City vs Valencia
Trabzonspor vs PSV Eindhoven
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Club
FC Porto vs Manchester City
Salzburg vs Metalist Kharkiv
Rubin Kazan vs Olympiacos

Round of 16:
Wisla Krakow/Standard Liege vs Hannover 96/Club Brugge
Steaua Bucharest/FC Twente vs Viktoria Plzen/Schalke 04
Ajax/Manchester United vs Lokomotiv Moscow/Athletic Bilbao
Lazio/Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Braga/Besiktas
AZ/Anderlecht vs Udinese/FC P.A.O.K.
Stoke City/Valencia vs Trabzonspor/PSV Eindhoven
Legia Warsaw/Sporting Club vs FC Porto/Manchester City
Salzburg/Metalist Kharkiv vs Rubin Kazan/Olympiacos