Europa League Group Stage Draw in Full

Europa League

The Europa League group stage draw was made this morning in Istanbul, Turkey. The draw was assisted by former Villarreal player Marcos Senna.

Meanwhile, Gerard Moreno of Villarreal was awarded the Player of the Competition award for 2020/21. The Spaniard was instrumental in his side’s run to the final and success over Manchester United in the final.

The Europa League has a new format this season due to the introduction of the Europa Conference League. There are now only 32 teams involved in the group stage instead of the previous 48. The group winner will progress to the round of 16. Runners-up will also progress and face one of the third-placed Champions League teams in the knockout round. Third-place teams will drop into the Europa Conference League, where they will face a runner-up from that competition’s group stage.

Europa League Group Stage Draw

Key Draws

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side face a potentially tough group, with last season’s Ligue 1 fourth-placed side Lyon and Czech runners-up Sparta Prague. Their group is completed with Danish side Brondby.

Leicester City, who qualified for the competition after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season, will face tests against Serie A side Napoli as well as long trips to Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw.

Finally, West Ham United, who are making their first appearance in the group stages of this competition, will come up against Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna.

Draw in Full

Group A

Lyon

Rangers

Sparta Prague

Brondby

Group B

Monaco

PSV Eindhoven

Real Sociedad

Sturm Graz

Group C

Napoli

Leicester City

Spartak Moscow

Legia Warsaw

Group D

Olympiacos

Eintracht Frankfurt

Fenerbahce

Royal Antwerp

Group E

Lazio

Lokomotiv Moscow

Marseille

Galatasaray

Group F

Braga

Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)

Ludogorets

Midtjylland

Group G

Bayer Leverkusen

Celtic

Real Betis

Ferencvaros

Group H

Dinamo Zagreb

Genk

West Ham United

Rapid Vienna

 

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