A day after the Champions League draw, UEFA has made the draw for the 2020/21 Europa League on Friday at Nyon, with Napoli and La Liga side Real Sociedad located in group F.
Switzerland and especially it town Nyon welcome this season’s UEFA Europa league draw earlier on Friday.
There are twelve groups in total with each group containing four clubs. With fixtures to be known tonight, matchday 1 to matchday 6 dates are already released.
Matchday 1 : 22 October
Matchday 2 : 29 October
Matchday 3 : 5 November
Matchday 4 : 26 November
Matchday 5 : 3 December
Matchday 6 : 10 December
UEFA Europa League groups
Group A : AS Roma, Young Boys, CFR Cluj, CSKA-Sofia
Group B : Arsenal, Rapid Wien, Molde, Dundalk
Group C : Leverkusen, Slavia Praha, H. Beer-Sheva, Nice
Group D : Benfica, Standard Liege, Rangers, Lech
Group E : PSV, Paok, Granada, Omonoia
Group F : Napoli, Real Sociedad, AZ Alkmaar, Rijeka
Group G : Braga, Leicester, AEK, Zorya Luhansk
Group H : Celtic, Sparta Praha, AC Milan, LOSC
Group I : Villarreal, Qarabag, M. Tel-Aviv, Sivasspor
Group J : Tottenham, Ludogorets, LASK, Royal Antwerp
Group K : CSKA Moskva, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Wolfsberg
Group L : Gent, Crvena Zvezda, Hoffenheim, Liberec
Viktor Goncharenko, CSKA manager reacted after the draw saying he cannot say their lucky or not for their draw since games are yet to start. “Life has taught us not to consider the draw lucky or unlucky; there were surprises even in the qualifiers,” he told UEFA site.
“As for Zagreb, there can not be an easy game against a team that started in the UEFA Champions League. We have Croatian players at CSKA, we know Croatian football well. The Dutch league is strong with lots of organised, disciplined and quick players. Wolfsberger are a physical and tactically smart team. It will be exciting.” he added.
In addition, Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has been named player of the season.