Arsenal heads to Ireland to take on Irish champions Dundalk in a dream draw. Tottenham and Leicester City escape giants AC Milan although Zlatan and Co will face Celtic.
In this season’s Europa League, Arsenal and Tottenham have been dealt with fortunate stage draws. Arteta’s side will navigate the likes of Molde, Rapid Vienna, and Irish minnows Dundalk. Meanwhile, Mourinho’s side will be clear favorites in a group with Ludogorets, LASK, and Antwerp.
On the other hand, Rodger’s side, Leicester City faces a challenging task. The Premier League club will have to overcome potential dark horses Braga and AEK Athens. Also, a tricky long-distance trip to Ukraine to face Zorya Luhansk also beckons.
Just across the border, Celtic will welcome AC Milan to Glasgow, in what is set to be the headline fixture of the group stage.
Lennon’s side secured their qualification at the expense of Sarajevo on Thursday night. Although, they have been rewarded with a place in a group of death alongside Milan, Sparta Prague, and Lille.
The Rangers club will also have their work cut out and must face Benfica and Standard Liege before they make their trip to Lech Poznan.
A tough 2-1 win on Thursday was enough for Rangers to progress in the competition at the expense of Galatasaray.
A draw of note for the neutrals can be found in Group F. This after a fascinating selection of European sides were pitted together. The group sees Italy’s top talents, Spain and Holland battle as Napoli, Real Sociedad and AZ Alkmaar look to secure progression. Croatian side Rijeka also appears in the group.
Ahead of the Europa League competition, the (VAR) Video Assistant Referee will not be introduced for the group phase despite that being the initial plan.
Nonetheless, the VAR will still be useful in the knockout stage, with an introduction for the group stage in the 2021/22 season.