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UEFA Europa League group stage draw

A total of 48 clubs are involved in the group stage draw.

13.00CET, 26 August, Monaco

Top ten 2015/16 UEFA Europa League goals
Top ten 2015/16 Europa League goals

Pot 1
Schalke (GER)
Zenit (RUS)
Man. United (ENG)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Athletic Club (ESP)
Olympiacos (GRE)
Villarreal (ESP)
Ajax (NED)
Internazionale Milano (ITA)
Fiorentina (ITA)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

Highlights: Inter’s UEFA Cup hat-trick
Highlights: Inter’s UEFA Cup hat-trick

Pot 2
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Braga (POR)
Salzburg (AUT)
Roma (ITA)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
PAOK (GRE)
Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)
Genk (BEL)
APOEL (CYP)
Standard Liège (BEL)
St-Étienne (FRA)

Top five 2015/16 UEFA Europa League set-piece goals
Top five 2015/16 Europa League set pieces

Pot 3
Gent (BEL)
Young Boys (SUI)
Krasnodar (RUS)
Rapid Wien (AUT)
Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Celta Vigo (ESP)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Feyenoord (NED)
Austria Wien (AUT)
Mainz (GER)
Zürich (SUI)
Southampton (ENG)

Matteo Politano (Sassuolo) Group stage debutants Sassuolo©Getty Images

Pot 4
Panathinaikos (GRE)
Sassuolo (ITA)
Qarabağ (AZE)
Astana (KAZ)
Nice (FRA)
Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Astra Giurgiu (ROU)
Konyaspor (TUR)
Osmanlıspor (TUR)
Qäbälä (AZE)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Dundalk (IRL)

Draw procedure

UEFA Europa League group stage draw balls ©UEFA.com
  • The 48 entrants are split into four seeding pots based on their club coefficients, with each of the 12 groups containing one team from each tier.
  • The 22 play-off winners, the ten losing teams from the UEFA Champions League play-offs and the 16 sides entering at this stage make up the 48 clubs that go into the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum.
  • No team can play a club from their own association with the exact draw procedure confirmed before the ceremony.
  • Matches will be held on 15 and 29 September, 20 October, 3 and 24 November, and 8 December.
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