Lazio and Liverpool top seeds

S.S. Lazio, Liverpool FC and RC Celta de Vigo are among the top seeds in the UEFA Cup third round draw.

The draw for the third round of the UEFA Cup is to take place on Friday with 32 teams waiting to learn their fate.

Draw at 12.30CET
The draw takes place at 12.30CET at the Noga Hilton Hotel in Geneva, immediately after the draw for the UEFA Champions League second group stage. In accordance with the club coefficient ranking list, the 32 teams will be divided into four groups of eight teams.

Heavyweights involved
Italy's S.S. Lazio, 2001 winners Liverpool FC and Spanish side RC Celta de Vigo are among the top seeds in the draw, but France has more entrants than any other country with five sides left in the competition. Olympique Lyonnais, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain FC, RC Lens and AJ Auxerre make up the Gallic contingent.

UEFA Cup third round draw
Seeding group 1
Pos Club Coeff.
1 S.S. Lazio (ITA) 106.334
8 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 59.979
14 Real Betis Balompié (ESP) 49.233
16 FC Schalke 04 (GER) 46.495
21 SK Sturm Graz (AUT) 37.625
25 AJ Auxerre (FRA) 32.176
29 Besiktas JK (TUR) 26.362
30 Wisla Kraków (POL) 21.750


Seeding group 2
Pos Club Coeff.
2 Liverpool FC (ENG) 79.729
9 Panathinaikos FC (GRE) 57.058
10 VfB Stuttgart (GER) 53.495
13 Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 51.176
18 Club Brugge KV (BEL) 41.762
22 Boavista FC (POR) 36.124
26 SBV Vitesse (HOL) 30.082
27 FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) 29.312


Seeding group 3
Pos Club Coeff.
3 Leeds United AFC (ENG) 76.729
5 Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) 74.176
7 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) 63.176
15 SK Slavia Praha (CZE) 47.312
19 FC PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE) 41.058
20 RSC Anderlecht (BEL) 38.762
24 Málaga CF (ESP) 34.233
32 Denizlispor (TUR) 14.362


Seeding group 4
Pos Club Coeff.
4 RC Celta de Vigo (ESP) 76.233
6 FC Porto (POR) 66.124
11 Hertha BSC Berlin (GER) 52.495
12 AEK Athens FC (GRE) 52.058
17 RC Lens (FRA) 44.176
23 Celtic FC (SCO) 36.062
28 Fulham FC (ENG)  27.729
31 Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR) 18.666