Full UEFA Europa League group stage draw

Former European Cup winners Ajax and Celtic were pitted together in Group A, while Tottenham face Anderlecht in a repeat of the 1984 final and Basel meet some familiar faces.

Former European Cup winners Ajax and Celtic will meet in the UEFA Europa League group stage following the draw in Monaco on Friday.

Final hosts Basel, meanwhile, will play Lech Poznań in Group I, having already overcome the Polish side 4-1 on aggregate in this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Basel will also come up against their ex-coach Paulo Sousa, now at the Fiorentina helm. Tottenham and Anderlecht are pitted together in Group J in a repeat of the 1984 UEFA Cup decider. Last season's surprise runners-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk will tackle Lazio, Saint-Étienne and Rosenborg.

2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage draw
Group A: Ajax (NED), Celtic (SCO), Fenerbahçe (TUR), Molde (NOR)

Group B: Rubin Kazan (RUS), Liverpool (ENG), Bordeaux (FRA), Sion (SUI)

Group C: Borussia Dortmund (GER), PAOK (GRE), Krasnodar (RUS), Qäbälä (AZE)

Group D: Napoli (ITA), Club Brugge (BEL), Legia Warszawa (POL), Midtjylland (DEN)

Group E: Villarreal (ESP), Viktoria Plzeň (CZE), Rapid Wien (AUT), Dinamo Minsk (BLR)

Group F: Marseille (FRA), Braga (POR), Slovan Liberec (CZE), Groningen (NED)

Group G: Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Saint-Étienne (FRA), Rosenborg (NOR)

Group H: Sporting CP (POR), Beşiktaş (TUR), Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS), Skënderbeu (ALB)

Group I: Basel (SUI), Fiorentina (ITA), Lech Poznań (POL), Belenenses (POR)

Group J: Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Anderlecht (BEL), Monaco (FRA), Qarabağ (AZE)

Group K: Schalke (GER), APOEL (CYP), Sparta Praha (CZE), Asteras Tripolis (GRE)

Group L: Athletic Club (ESP), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Augsburg (GER), Partizan (SRB)

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Group stage dates
Matchday one: 17/09/15
Matchday two: 01/10/15
Matchday three: 22/10/15
Matchday four: 05/11/15
Matchday five: 26/11/15
Matchday six: 10/12/15

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Draw facts

  • Club Brugge are making their 20th straight UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup appearance.
  • They are also equalling PSV's record of six group campaigns.
  • Rosenborg and Qäbälä are the sole survivors from the first qualifying round.
  • Augsburg are making their European debut.
  • Skënderbeu are the first Albanian side to compete in either major UEFA club group stage.
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