British teams learn of their opponents following Friday afternoon’s Europa League Group Stage Draw, so find out who got who below.
It was back in August that we saw Sevilla crowned Europa League champions for a record-extending sixth time after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Inter Milan in Cologne.
They qualified for the Champions League group stages this term but 48 other clubs will be hoping of emulating their success at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in Poland next May.
Tottenham, Rangers and Celtic joined Arsenal and Leicester in being involved in this season’s tournament, winning their playoffs ties on Thursday.
Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham cannot play each other at the group stage – the same applies for Celtic and Rangers. Teams from the same nation cannot be drawn against one another. English and Scottish sides can, however, be drawn in the same groups as each other.
All remaining 48 teams have been drawn into twelve groups of four, with teams split into four seeding pots determined by UEFA coefficients with one team per pot being selected to go into each group.
Confirmed teams in the draw…
- NED (3): Feyenoord, AZ Alkmaar, PSV
- ENG (3): Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham
- AUT (3): Wolfsberg, Rapid Vienna, LASK
- BEL (3): Royal Antwerp, Gent, Standard Liege
- ITA (3): Napoli, Roma, AC Milan
- CZE (3): Sparta Prague, Slovan Liberec, Slavia Prague
- ESP (3): Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Granada
- GER (2): Leverkusen, Hoffenheim
- CRO (2): GNK Dinamo, Rijeka
- FRA (2): Lille, Nice
- POR (2): Braga, Benfica
- ISR (2): Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Maccabi Tel Aviv
- SCO (2): Celtic, Rangers
- GRE (2): AEK Athens, PAOK
- BUL (2): Ludogorets, CSKA-Sofia
- RUS (1): CSKA Moscow
- UKR (1): Zorya Luhansk
- TUR (1): Sivasspor
- NOR (1): Molde
- CYP (1): Omonoia
- SUI (1): Young Boys
- ROU (1): CFR Cluj
- SRB (1): Red Star
- AZE (1): Qarabag
- IRL (1): Dundalk
- POL (1): Lech
Pot 1: Arsenal, Tottenham, Roma, Napoli, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, Villarreal, CSKA Moscow, Braga, Gent, PSV, Celtic
Pot 2: Dinamo Zagreb, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague, Ludogorets, Young Boys, Red Star Belgrade, Rapid Vienna, Leicester, Qarabag, PAOK, Standard Liege, Real Sociedad
Pot 3: Granada, AC Milan, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, AEK Athens, Rangers, Molde, Hoffenheim, LASK, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Cluj
Pot 4: Zorya Luhansk, Nice, Lille, NK Rijeka, Dundalk, Slovan Liberec, Royal Antwerp, Lech Poznan, Sivasspor, Wolfsberg, Omonia, CSKA Sofia
EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP STAGE DRAW:
Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Matchday 1: October 22
- Matchday 2: October 29
- Matchday 3: November 5
- Matchday 4: November 26
- Matchday 5: December 3
- Matchday 6: December 10
When are the other draws?
- Round of 32 draw: December 14
- Round of 16 draw: February 26
- Quarter-final and semi-final draws: March 19
Fans recated as British teams learn of today’s Europa League Group Stage Draw…
How have we went from this to this pic.twitter.com/SP6H2DBbpq
— Nathan (@thfcnathann) October 2, 2020
— Andrew (@Datey11) October 2, 2020
It’s always a good thing when you haven’t heard of a single team in your group
— Ethan (@Ethan95951721) October 2, 2020
announce Europa League title
— Artenal ? (@afcxman) October 2, 2020
we buy Dundalk pic.twitter.com/v6cbfIt5Sl
— onurcan (@onurcancolakk) October 2, 2020
Arsenal in Ireland? pic.twitter.com/4EdsArGzlf
— holden107 (@holden107) October 2, 2020
Easy Hatricks for Vards pic.twitter.com/HvwpHr7lUq
— ⚡️ (@Trigglcfc) October 2, 2020
Fun fact: Braga, AEK, and Zorya each finished 3rd in their respective leagues last season.
— Sneak (@TheSneak24) October 2, 2020
Announce trophy now
— Rikhil Majithia ? (@RikhilMajithia) October 2, 2020
15 points minimum. Should be top of the group
— MichaelLCFC??? (@TheShinyOrange) October 2, 2020
Benfica is my only worry but we should qualify for round of 32
— ??ℯ?ℯ? (@Steven1872_) October 2, 2020
Scenes when Alfy signs for Lille and bangs in the winner that knocks them out! ?
— John Brotton (@brotton_john) October 2, 2020
When you see Rangers drawn against teams like Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznań it brings it home that we won’t be inside Ibrox for the Europa League group stages. I will just need to settle for doing the Poznań inside my living room.
— Still staying at home every other Saturday (@CF3Loyal) October 2, 2020
No nightmare trips, could have been worse
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) October 2, 2020
Sure this isn’t a champions league group?
— ︎ (@kjaydoch) October 2, 2020
— Marc (@marcmcb11) October 2, 2020
Everyone calm it, Milan scraped by qualification on penalties against Rio ave, this groups very doeable
— The Lenny Arcade (@EarthWindNAjer) October 2, 2020
— C (@GreenEggsNtcham) October 2, 2020