group accessible for Nice in the Europa League, higher for Lille

The first day of the Europa League group stage is due to start on Thursday 22 October.

After the draw for the groups of the Champions League on Thursday, it was the turn of the teams qualified for the Europa League to be fixed, Friday 2 October, on their future opponents. For the two French clubs in contention, Lille and Nice, the horizon is slightly different.

Lille inherited a tough group as they will face Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan, the Scots Celtic Glasgow and the Czechs Sparta Prague in the Europa League, according to the draw made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon ( Swiss).

The Niçois are more varnished with the Germans from Bayer Leverkusen, the Czechs from Slavia Prague and the Israelis from Hapoël Beer Sheva.

The first day of the group stage is due to start on Thursday 22 October.

The composition of the different groups:

Group A

AS Rome (ITA), Young Boys Berne (SUI), Cluj (ROU), CSKA Sofia (BUL)

Group B

Arsenal (ENG), Rapid Vienna (AUT), Molde (NOR), Dundalk (IRL)

Group C

Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Slavia Prague (CZE), Hapoël Beer Sheva (ISR), Nice (FRA)

Group D

Benfica (POR), Standard de Liège (BEL), Glasgow Rangers (SCO), Lech Poznan (POL)

Group E

PSV Eindhoven (NED), PAOK Salonika (GRE), Granada (ESP), Omonia (CYP)

Group F

Naples (ITA), Real Sociedad (ESP), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Rijeka (CRO)

Group G

Braga (POR), Leicester (ENG), AEK Athens (GRE), Zoorya Louhansk (UKR)

Group H

Celtic Glasgow (SCO), Sparta Prague (CZE), AC Milan (ITA), Lille (FRA)

– Group I –

Villarreal (ESP), Qarabag (AZE), Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR), Sivasspor (TUR)

Group J

Tottenham (ENG), Ludogorets (BUL), Linz ASK (AUT), Royal Anvers (BEL)

Group K

CSKA Moscow (RUS), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Feyenoord Rotterdam (NED), Wolfsberg (AUT)

Group L

La Gantoise (BEL), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Hoffenheim (GER), Slovan Liberec (CZE)

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