Swans face Napoli in last 32

16th December 2013

Swansea City have been drawn against Napoli in the last 32 of the Europa League, while they will face either FC Porto or Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarter-finals if they progress past the Italian side.
Following the draw in Nyon this afternoon, the Swans will take on Rafael Benitez's side - who finished third in Arsenal's group in the Champions League - in the next round after Michael Laudrup's team came second in Group A of the Europa League.
The first leg will take place at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday, February 20 with the return leg at the 60,000 capacity Stadio San Paolo on Thursday, February 27.
Napoli, who finished second in Serie A last season, are currently third in their domestic league and trail leaders Juventus by eight points.
Aside from Benitez, Napoli have players with Premier League experience via Pepe Reina - formerly of Liverpool - and ex-West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami.
Based in Naples, Napoli have won Serie A twice in 1986-87 and 1989-90 while they have lifted the Coppa Italia four times and the Supercoppa Italiana on one occasion.
On the continental stage, they have one European title to their name after they won the Uefa Cup in 1988-89.
In 2004, the club was declared bankrupt but was refounded and placed in Serie C1 - the third division in Italy.
Napoli, however, rose straight back to Serie A in three years and have since become one of the biggest clubs in Italian football.

Last 32 draw
Dnipro v Spurs
Real Betis v Rubin Kazan
Swansea v Napoli
Juventus v Trabzonspor
Maribor v Sevilla
Viktoria Plzen v Shakhtar Donetsk
Chornomorets v Lyon
Lazio v Ludogorets
Esbjerg v Fiorentina
Ajax v RB Salzburg
Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Basel
FC Porto v Eintracht Frankfurt
Anzhi Makhachkala v Genk
Dynamo Kiev v Valencia
PAOK v Benfica
Slovan Liberec v AZ

Meanwhile, the Swans will face either FC Porto or Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League Quarter-Final if they beat Napoli.
Porto are the most successful club in Portugal, with their most recent European success coming in 2010/11 when they won the Europa League.
They famously lifted the Uefa Cup in 2002/03 before winning the Champions League the following year under the leadership of Jose Mourinho.
The current Primeira Liga holders finished third in their Champions League group, just missing out on the runners-up spot to Russian side FC Zenit by one point.
Porto's list of honours include 27 Primeira Liga titles; Portuguese Cup (16 times) and the Portuguese Super Cup (20 times) while they completed the 2012-13 league season unbeaten - the second time in three seasons the club have achieved that feat.
They also won the European Cup in 1987, beating Bayern Munich 2-1 in Vienna.
Porto play at the 52,000 capacity Estádio do Dragão, which was one of the venues used in the 2004 European Championships with matches up until the semi-final held there.
Currently, Porto are second in the Primeira Liga, just two points off leaders Sporting Lisbon after 13 games.

German side Eintracht Frankfurt are the Swans' other potential opponents in the last 16.
Frankfurt booked their spot in the knockout stages after topping Group F with 15 points.
Manager Armin Veh has guided his team to five wins from six games - with just one defeat at Maccabi Tel Aviv the only blot on their group campaign.
On the domestic stage, they finished sixth in the Bundesliga last term but they currently sit in 15th with just three wins from 16 games in the current season.
Frankfurt play at the 51,000 capacity Commerzbank Arena, which was used in the 2006 World Cup.

Ties are played on March 13 and 20, with the Swans - if they progress - facing an away tie first before a potential home leg at the Liberty.

Quarter-final full draw
Slovan Liberec/AZ v Anzhi Makhachkala/Genk
Lazio/Ludogorets v Dynamo Kiev/Valencia
FC Porto/Eintracht Frankfurt v Swansea/Napoli
Chornomorets/Lyon v Viktoira Plzen/Shakhtar Donetsk
Maribor/Sevilla v Real Betis/Rubin Kazan
Dnipro/Spurs v PAOK/Benfica
Maccabi Tel-Aviv/Basel v Ajax/RB Salzburg
Juventus/Trabzonspor v Esbjerg/Fiorentina