The residents of the L1 do not necessarily have to complain after this draw for the Europa League. Stade Rennais, Monaco and FC Nantes have inherited interesting groups for the first phase. Affordable groups with nice trips to plan for Bretons, Ligériens and Monegasques, who avoided the leaders of this C3. What to expect the first matches, which will take place on September 8, with some impatience.
Placed in hat 2, Stade Rennais thus inherited Dynamo kyiv, Fenerbahçe and Larnaca, a Cypriot club. Kyiv and Fenerbahçe are the two big chunks. They also failed in Champions League qualifying a few days ago. The two clubs had also clashed in the second preliminary round this summer, with a qualification of the Kievans, who then failed in the play-offs against Benfica. And if the trip to Fenerbahçe looks hot, the Red and Black will travel to Poland to face Dynamo because of the war in Ukraine.
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For Monaco, who was in the same hat, it also looks like a hen within reach of the Rock players. Eliminated from the C1 race by PSV Eindhoven, the Monegasques will cross swords with the Serbs of Red Star Belgrade, the Hungarians of Ferencvaros and the Turks of Trabzonspor. What there too to experience some hot trips, especially in Belgrade – which was knocked out by Maccabi Haifa in the C1 play-offs – and in Trabzonspor – Turkish champion also eliminated in the C1 play-offs by Copenhagen.
Placed on his side in the hat N.4, Nantes had chances to recover a stronger group. And the Canaries have been served. But are not badly off either with the Greeks of Olympiakos, the Azerbaijanis of Qarabag and Freiburg, resident of the Bundesliga. What to say that the winners of the Coupe de France will have their work cut out for them, but also their say.
For the other groups, Manchester United finds itself in particular with Real Sociedad and Sheriff Tiraspol. For its part, Arsenal, which is making its return to the European Cup after being absent last season, will challenge PSV Eindhoven but also the Norwegians of Bodo / Glimt and Zurich in group A. As for the Champions League, this group phase promises to be punctuated with its tight schedule (September 8 – November 3) due to the World Cup being held in Qatar from November 20.
|Group A||Group B|
|Arsenal (ENG)||Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)|
|PSV Eindhoven (PB)||Rennes (FRA)|
|Bodo Glimt (NOR)||Fenerbahce (TUR)|
|FC Zurich (SUI)||AEK Larnaca (CHY)|
|Group C||Group D|
|Roma (ITA)||Braga (POR)|
|Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)||Malmö FF (SWE)|
|Betis Sevilla (ESP)||Union Berlin (DE)|
|HJK Helsinki (FIN)||Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)|
|Group E||Group F|
|Manchester United (ENG)||Lazio Roma (ITA)|
|Real Sociedad (ESP)||Feyenoord Rotterdam (NL)|
|Sheriff Tiraspol (MOL)||Midtjylland (DAN)|
|Omonia Nicosia (CHY)||Sturm Graz (AUT)|
|Group G||Group H|
|Olympiacos (GRE)||Red Star Belgrade (SER)|
|Qarabag (AZE)||Monaco (FRA)|
|Freiburg (GER)||Ferencvaros (HON)|
|FC Nantes (FRA)||Trabzonspor (TUR)|
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