Europa League: Arsenal in same group as Cologne & Red Star Belgrade

Europa League: Arsenal in same group as Cologne & Red Star Belgrade
Source: Wires
Date: 25-08-2017 Time: 04:08:35:pm

The Gunners and the Toffees will take in some tricky contests as they endeavour to make their way through Europe's second tier club competition

Arsenal will face BATE Borisov, FC Koln and Red Star Belgrade in the group stage of the 2017-18 Europa League.

Everton, meanwhile, will take on Lyon, Atalanta and Apollon.

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The Gunners, who have missed out on a Champions League berth for the first time under Arsene Wenger, have been placed into Group H while the Toffees are in Group E.

Italian giants Milan are among the other notable sides to be taking part in Europe’s second tier club competition and they have been paired with Austria Wien, Rijeka and AEK.

Elsewhere, the likes of Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Lazio will be going in search of continental glory.

Zenit St Petersburg, the 2008 winners, will also be hoping to go deep into the competition, with former Manchester City and Inter boss Roberto Mancini now at the helm of the ambitious Russian side.

They will all be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United, who landed the trophy in 2016-17 to end the season in style under Jose Mourinho and book a return ticket to the Champions League.

EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP STAGE


Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Villarreal

Dynamo Kiev

Braga

AC Milan

Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Young Boys

Ludogorets

Austria Wien

Astana

Partizan

Hoffenheim

Rijeka

Slavia Prague

Skenderbeu

Istanbul Basaksehir

AEK

 

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Lyon

Copenhagen

Plzen

Arsenal

Everton

Lokomotiv Moscow

Steaua Bucharest

BATE

Atalanta

Sheriff

Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Koln

Apollon

Zlin

Lugano

Red Star Belgrade

 

Group I

Group J

Group K

Group L

RB Salzburg

Athletic Bilbao

Lazio

Zenit

Marseille

Hertha Berlin

Nice

Real Sociedad

Vitoria

Zorya

Zulte Waragem

Rosenborg

Konyaspor

Ostersund

Vitesse

Vardar

 

The opening round of fixtures in the group stage will take place on September 14, as all of those involved seek to take a positive first step on the road to the final in Lyon.



 

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