The UEFA Europa League is set to kick off with the group stage draw taking place on Friday. This guide provides a comprehensive rundown of all the teams involved, as well as the players to watch out for.
In Group A, Liverpool will face tough competition from teams like Porto and AC Milan. Liverpool’s star forward, Mohamed Salah, will be one to watch as he aims to continue his impressive goal-scoring form.
Group B features French side Lyon, who will be hoping their attacking duo of Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembélé can lead them to success. They will face strong opposition from Rangers and Feyenoord.
Arsenal has been drawn in Group C alongside Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis. The Gunners will rely on their captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to provide the firepower upfront.
Villarreal, Napoli, and Leicester City make up an intriguing Group D. Villarreal’s experienced striker, Gerard Moreno, will be crucial to their chances, while Leicester’s Jamie Vardy will look to continue his impressive goal-scoring record.
Group E sees Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Marseille battling it out. Lazio’s talisman, Ciro Immobile, will be eager to make an impact, while Marseille’s Dimitri Payet will be a key creative force.
West Ham United finds themselves in Group F alongside Eintracht Frankfurt and Galatasaray. West Ham’s new signing, Nikola Vlasic, will be looking to make a strong impression in the competition.
Group G features Sevilla, Red Bull Salzburg, and Monaco. Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri will aim to build on his impressive goal-scoring exploits from last season, while Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder will be a threat upfront.
Brighton & Hove Albion is in Group H alongside Dynamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna. Brighton’s Neal Maupay will be the main goal-scoring threat for the English side.
The Europa League promises to be an exciting competition with several top teams and players involved. The group stage draw has set the stage for some thrilling matches, and fans can look forward to witnessing the best of European football talent.