The Europa League draw for the round of 16 has been completed, and Napoli have learned who they will be facing: Russian side Dynamo Moscow.
Dynamo just finished a 3-1 destruction of a normally-plucky Anderlecht side from Belgium, with all the goals coming in the second leg in Moscow after the Belgian leg ended 0-0. They currently stand third place in the Russian Premier League table, nine points behind first place Zenit St. Petersburg.
Dynamo probably aren't one of the more dangerous teams left in the Europa League, but they shouldn't be taken lightly. Trips to Russia are never easy, and they are a fairly talented team. Their backline is anchored by Christopher Samba and Douglas, their midfield by Igor Denisov and Aleksei Ionov, and they're a danger in attack with Aleksandr Kokorin and Mathieu Valbuena up top. It will take a focused effort by Napoli to get past them to the quarter finals, and there will be very little room for error.
The first leg of the tie will be at the San Paolo on March 11th. The second will be at the Arena Khimki in Moscow in March 18th.
Elsewhere in Italy, Torino received a tough draw with the other Russian side in the competition, Zenit St. Petersburg, and Inter drew competition favorites Wolfsburg. With five teams in the competition, it was inevitable that two Italian teams would draw each other this round, and that dubious honor falls to Roma and Fiorentina.