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Soccer: Juve to return to Turkey in Europe

Serie A champs face Trabzonspor, after CL ejection in Istanbul

16 December, 14:23
Soccer: Juve to return to Turkey in Europe (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, December 16 - Juventus will have to go back to Turkey when European soccer action resumes in the new year, after being drawn against Trabzonspor in the round of 32 of the Europa League.

The Serie A champions are in the continent's secondary club competition, having failed to qualify from the group stage of the Champions League after losing 1-0 last week to Galatasaray in Istanbul.

They finished third in the group, behind Real Madrid and Galatasaray, which gave them a place in the Europa League, the final of which will be played at their home stadium in Turin.

Napoli, who also failed to progress despite winning four of their six Champions League group games, will face Swansea. The Welsh side play in the English Premier League.

Fiorentina will take on Danish side Esbjerg and are on course to face Juve in the last 16. Rome side Lazio have been pitched against Ludogorets of Bulgaria.

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