Man United, Southampton And Dundalk Discover Europa League Group Stage Opponents

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 24: The UEFA Europa League Q1 qualifying round draw at the UEFA headquarters on June 24, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

The draw for the Europa League group stage has been made in Monaco this afternoon.

The seedings for the 48 teams involved were confirmed as of last night, meaning that the clubs have a reasonable idea of the sort of challenges they could face.

As well as the 38 qualifiers from the previous round(s), Viktoria Plzen, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, APOEL, Dundalk, Red Bull Salzburg, Steaua Bucuresti, Roma, Ajax, Young Boys and Villarrel all dropped down from the Champions League playoffs to take their place in the Europa League group stage:

UEFA Europa League Group Stage Draw In Full:

Group A:  Manchester United, Fenerbahce, Feyenoord, Zorya Luhansk

Group B:  Olympiakos, APOEL, BSC Young Boys, Astana,

Group C:  Anderlecht, St-Étienne, Mainz, Gabala

Group D:  Zenit, AZ Alkmaar, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Dundalk

Group E:  Viktoria Plzen, AS Roma, Austria Wien, Atstra Girgiu

Group F:  Athletic Bilbao, Genk, Rapid Wien, Sassuolo

Group G:  Ajax, Standard Liege, Celta Vigo, Panathinaikos

Group H:  Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, Gent, Konyaspor

Group I:  Schalke, Red Bull Salzburg, Krasnodar, OGC Nice

Group J:  Fiorentina, PAOK, Slovan Liberec, Qarabag

Group K:  Inter, Sparta Praha, Southampton, Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Group L:  Villarreal, Steaua Bucuresti, FC Zurich, Osmanlispor

The first round of group stage fixtures will commence on Thursday, September 16th.

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