Europa League

Where will Arsenal and Tottenham be going in the Europa League?

The English sides have been handed relatively easy groups, while it is tough going for Celtic and Rangers

 
1:45pm on Friday 2nd October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

The draw for the 2020/21 Europa League group stage has been made.

On Thursday we saw the Champions League draw get underway with Europe's elite facing off in which is sure to be a selection of superb games.

With the Europa League, teams have the chance to progress to the Champions League next year should they win the tournament.

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Here is how that draw came out...

Europa League draw in full

GROUP A

Teams
RomaYoung Boys
ClujCSKA Sofia

GROUP B

Teams
ArsenalRapid Wien
MoldeDundalk

GROUP C

Teams
LeverkusenSlavia Prague
Beer-ShevaNice

GROUP D

Teams
BenficaStandard Liege
RangersLech Poznan

GROUP E

Omonoia
Teams
PSVPAOK
Granada

GROUP F

Teams
NapoliReal Sociedad
AlkmaarRijeka

GROUP G

Teams
BragaLeicester
AEKZorya Luhansk

GROUP H

Teams
CelticSparta Prague
MilanLille

GROUP I

Teams
VillarrealQarabag
M. Tel-AvivSivasspor

GROUP J

Teams
TottenhamLudogorets
LASKAntwerp

GROUP K

Teams
CSKA MoscowDinamo
FeyenoordWolfsberg

GROUP L

Teams
GentRed Star
HoffenheimLiberec

Villarreal have been perennial competitors in this competition in recent years and with multiple tournament winner Unai Emery in charge, it is likely they will make a real bid to go deep - and the draw has been extremely kind to them in terms of the calibre and experience of their opponents.

Tottenham will be reasonably content with their draw; both Antwerp and LASK represent short trips though the latter impressively knocked out Sporting and could make life difficult for Jose Mourinho's side. Ludogorets from Bulgaria complete the quartet.

Group F is one of the most intriguing groups for the neutral, with Napoli, Real Sociedad and AZ all footballing sides with excellent individuals and could serve us some fun ties. Rijeka, who eliminated Copenhagen, are not there to make up the numbers, either.

Arsenal will be very comfortable with their rather soft group, which combines short trips with what should be straightforward fixtures. None of Rapid Wien, Molde or Dundalk should hold any real threat for the Gunners, who should be able to reach the knockouts with their second-string side.

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