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    Europa League Group Stage Draw

    Here's the group stage draw for the Europa League

    Group A
    Ajax
    Anderlecht
    DinamoZagreb
    Timisoara

    Group B
    Valencia
    Lille
    Slavia Prague
    Genoa

    Group C
    Hamburg
    Celtic
    Hapoel Tel-Aviv
    Rapid Vienna

    Group D
    Sporting Lisbon
    Heerenveen
    Hertha Berlin
    Ventspils

    Group E
    Roma
    Basel
    Fulham
    CSKA Sofia

    Group F
    Panathinaikos
    Galatasaray
    Dinamo Bucharest
    Sturm Graz

    Group G
    Villarreal
    Lazio
    Levski Sofia
    Salzburg

    Group H
    Steaua Bucharest
    Fenerbahce
    FC Twente
    Sheriff

    Group I
    Benfica
    Everton
    AEK Athens
    BATE

    Group J
    ShakhtarDonetsk
    Bruges
    Partizan Belgrade
    Toulouse

    Group K
    PSV Eindhoven
    FC Copenhagen
    Sparta Prague
    CFR Cluj

    Group L
    Werder Bremen
    Austria Vienna
    Athletic Bilbao
    Nacional

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    Re: Europa League Group Stage Draw

    Celtic SHOULD be alright, although Tel-Aviv won't be the easiest place to go to.

    Fulham will struggle, but Everton should go through.



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    Re: Europa League Group Stage Draw

    I’m not 100% sure on the format of how many teams go through etc. but I would expect Celtic to qualify. Hamburg will be a tough test (I’d say they’re favourites for the group), but I didn’t see anything in Rapid Vienna that would cause Celtic too much problems.

    Everton should qualify, but it all depends on how David Moyes treats the competition. In recent seasons some managers haven’t put full strength teams out, and they’ve suffered because of it. I don’t expect him to do that, but if Everton are still struggling in the league during the group matches, then he may opt to rest some key players for more important league matches. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    Fulham have a tough group. I don’t expect much from them in this competition – it’s just a reward for their fine season last year. They could get something from the home games against Basel and CSKA, but I don’t see them getting much on their travels. But in terms of TV coverage, they’ll be the team I’m likely to watch on TV in this competition, because of who they’re playing.

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    Re: Europa League Group Stage Draw

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    I’m not 100% sure on the format of how many teams go through etc.
    Top 2 go through along with the eight third placed teams in the Champions League

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    Re: Europa League Group Stage Draw

    I'd be surprised if Fulham made it through tbh, They have an extremely though group. I would say Celtic will go through in 2nd place behind Hamburg would be really good of them if they managed to go through top of their group. As for Everton they should qualify but Benfica & AEK Athens are gonna prove really big tests for them.

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    Re: Europa League Group Stage Draw

    Decent draw for us, will be hard but could have been worse I reckon. Hamburg top of the Bundesliga will be a hard draw, also their ties to Rangers and our ties with St. Pauli might make it a fiesty tie.

    Rapid Vienna have their own history with Celtic, Frank McGarvey was quoted as saying he hates no side more than Rapid Vienna put it that way.

    Hapoel Tel Aviv is another because some Celtic fans take it upon themselves to bring politics to games and thus bring Palestine flags to the games therefore the Israeli side aren't going to be happy about that.

    It has been labelled the group of hate by the Daily Record.

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