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Europa League group-stage draw – follow live

Former Bayern Munich and Liverpool German midfielder Dietmar Hamann holds the slip of Rangers FC

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Follow live coverage of the 2021/22 Europa League group-stage draw this morning.

Last year’s winners Villarreal beat Manchester United in the final, with both clubs now in the Champions League this season. Celtic edged into the draw last night with a win over AZ Alkmaar 3-2 on aggregate in the play-offs – despite losing 2-1 on the night in the Netherlands. While Covid-hit Rangers ground out a goalless draw against 10-man Alashkert to join their Old Firm rivals in the hat.

After the intrigue of the Champions League draw yesterday, with Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool and Manchester United learning their opponents, the British quartet will be keen to map out their route to Seville in 2022.

The Foxes under Brendan Rodgers are the competition’s favourites, before the third-placed teams in the Champions League group stage drop down.

While West Ham are fourth favourites with the bookies, behind Napoli and Lazio. Other big names in today’s draw include Lyon, Real Sociedad, Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Betis and Marseille.

Leicester are in pot 2 with Rangers and Celtic, while West Ham are in pot 3, that means all of those sides can draw the likes of Napli, Lazio, Lyon and Bayer Leverkusen, who are in pot 1.

Follow all the group stage details, live reaction and analysis from Istanbul:

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That’s it, the groups have been decided.

Kick-off is on Thursday, 16 September for the first round of matches.

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:41

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Europa League 2021/22 full draw

  • Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby
  • Group B: Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz
  • Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw
  • Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp
  • Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray
  • Group F: Braga, Red Star, Ludogorets, Midtjylland
  • Group G: Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros
  • Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Vienna

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:40

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West Ham face Dinamo Zagreb after Europa League group-stage draw

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:38

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West Ham drawn with Dinamo Zagreb and Genk

  • Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby
  • Group B: Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz
  • Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw
  • Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp
  • Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray
  • Group F: Braga, Red Star, Ludogorets, Midtjylland
  • Group G: Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros
  • Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Vienna

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:31

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Half-way through the draw, and there are some fantastic games ahead of us, just a couple of highlights:

  • Napoli vs Leicester
  • Monaco vs PSV
  • Leverkusen vs Celtic

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:31

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Leicester draw Napoli in Group C

  • Group A: Lyon, Rangers
  • Group B: Monaco, PSV
  • Group C: Napoli, Leicester
  • Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow
  • Group F: Braga, Red Star
  • Group G: Leverkusen, Celtic
  • Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:27

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OK, we’re ready, everybody is in place…

The 32 teams are allocated into four pots. It’s divided into co-efficient order, clubs from the same association must be paired to split kick-off times. The eight groups will be split by colours: A-D is red, E-H is blue.

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:19

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Gerard Moreno wins Europa League Player of the Year

Gerard Moreno: “Thank you, I would have loved to accept in person, but as you know due to the Covid restrictions I can’t. Last season was historic for Villareal, as they won their first European title in their history.

“Thank you to everybody who voted. To the club and the fans, thank you for the support, I’m very excited to receive this award, it’s very important to me.”

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:08

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The draw is upon us, hold tight Leicester, West Ham, Rangers and Celtic fans.

The journey to Seville begins here…

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:06

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Falcao awaits for British quartet in pot 4

Radamel Falcao will be back in the Europa League with Galatasaray.

The Colombian was hugely successful in the competition with Porto and Atletico Madrid.

He is the second all-time scorer (30) in the Uefa and Europa League, one behind Henrik Larsson (31).

Jack Rathborn27 August 2021 11:02

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