The trophy is displayed before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage draw Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Monaco. The 48 teams have been split into 12 four-team groups, and while such breath ensures that we get a quite wonderful spread of sides, it does also mean that the groups themselves aren't always competitive.
Meanwhile, big spending AC Milan must contend with Austria Vienna, Croatian champions Rijeka and AEK Athens in a reasonably favourable draw. Arsenal have perhaps the trickier task in terms of travel, facing trips to BATE in Belarus and Red Star in Serbia, along with a slightly shorter jaunt to Köln. Arsene Wenger's team last played in the second-tier competition in 2000 when it was UEFA Cup runner-up. The final match for the title of the Europa League champions is scheduled for May 16, 2018 in French Lyon.
Real Sociedad meet 2008 winners Zenit St Petersburg in Group L, which also includes Socceroos defender Alex Gersbach's Rosenborg and Vardar.
Villarreal of Spain meet Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Astana and Slavia Prague in Group A.
Europa League group stage: Pots, seedings confirmed for Friday's draw
Hoffenheim were handed a Group C spot beside Braga, Ludogorets and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Italian side Atalanta and Cypriot minnows Apollon round out Everton's group.
Group F: Copenhagen (Denmark), Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia), Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova), Zlin (Czech Republic).
The familiar routine of crowd trouble at the Belgrade derby should make way for a soccer feast when Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade and city rivals Red Star clash on Sunday after midweek Europa League success, fans and officials said.
Le tableau complet des groupes — Ligue Europa
Avec son expérience européenne, on ne voit pas comment l'OM pourrait se planter. Tête de série de son groupe E , Lyon pouvait espérer un tirage plus clément.
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