Friday, 29 August 2014

Europa League draw: Everton face Lille and Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez and Romelu Lukaku
Everton will face Lille, Wolfsburg and FC Krasnodar in the Europa League groups stages as they begin their first European campaign since 2009-10.
Tottenham have been drawn against Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade and Greek side Asteras Tripolis after beating AEL Limassol in their qualifier.
Scottish champions Celtic meet Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb and Romanians FC Astra.
This season's winners qualify for next year's Champions League.
After qualifying for the competition by finishing fifth in the Premier League last season, Roberto Martinez's Everton will face each of their Group H opponents for the first time.
Lille finished third in France's Ligue 1 and Wolfsburg came fifth in Germany's Bundesliga, while Krasnodar finished fifth in the Russian league.
Tottenham were knocked out at the quarter-final stage in 2013 and were beaten in the last 16 by Benfica last season.
They beat Group C rivals Besiktas in the Uefa Cup in 2006 but have never met either Partizan Belgrade or Asteras Tripolis.
Celtic, who dropped into the Europa League after their Champions League exit against Maribor, were beaten in a Champions League qualifier by Dinamo Zagreb in 1998.
Holders Sevilla line up in Group G alongside Standard Liege and Feyenoord, while three-time winners Inter Milan are in Group F.
The group phase begins on Thursday, 18 September and the final of this season's competition takes place at Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw on 27 May, 2015.

Europa League groups

Group A
Villarreal
Borussia Monchengladbach
FC Zurich
Apollon Limassol
Group B
FC Copenhagen
Club Bruges
Torino
HJK Helsinki
Group C
TOTTENHAM
Besiktas
Partizan Belgrade
Asteras Tripolis
Group D
Salzburg
CELTIC
Dinamo Zagreb
FC Astra
Group E
PSV Eindhoven
Panathinaikos
Estoril Praia
Dynamo Moscow
Group F
Inter Milan
FC Dnipro
St Etienne
Qarabag FK
Group G
Sevilla
Standard Liege
Feyenoord
Rijeka
Group H
Lille
Wolfsburg
EVERTON
FC Krasnodar
Group I
Napoli
Sparta Prague
Young Boys
Slovan Bratislava
Group J
Dynamo Kiev
Steaua Bucharest
Rio Ave
Aalborg
Group K
Fiorentina
PAOK Salonika
Guingamp
Dinamo Minsk
Group L
Metalist Kharkiv
Trabzonspor
Legia Warsaw
KSC Lokeren
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