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Rennes get Arsenal!

Publish on 22/02/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS

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Stade Rennais FC have been drawn against English giants Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League round of 16!

The day after the greatest European performance in the history of the Brittany club, which saw them win 3-1 in Seville to qualify 6-4 on aggregate - after conceding three goals at home in the first leg - Rennes were handed a new challenge: Arsenal.

While it is doubtless a tough draw against last season's UEFA Europa League semi-finalists, who were knocked out by eventual winners Atlético (1-1, 0-1), Rennes boss Julien Stéphan will have the home-ground advantage for the first leg at Roazhon Park on Thursday, March 7 - a week later they go to the Emirates Stadium in London for the return.

The full draw
Chelsea - Dynamo Kyiv
Eintracht Frankfurt - Inter Milan
Dinamo Zagreb - Benfica
Napoli - RB Salzburg
Valencia CF - Krasnodar
Sevilla FC - Slavia Prague
Stade Rennais FC - Arsenal
Zénith - Villarreal
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