Saints set to find out Europa League opponents

By SFC Media time Fri 26 Aug Club

Southampton will today find out their opponents in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, with the draw being made at midday BST, in Monaco.

The 48 clubs have now been confirmed, with Saints one of 16 teams that are entering the competition at this stage.

They are joined by the 22 winners of the play-off round, which finished last night, as well as the ten sides eliminated from the Champions League play-offs.

Saints have been seeded in the third of four pots, with the placings determined by club coefficients.

A total of 12 groups will be drawn, with all of them featuring one team from each pot.

Saints cannot play another English team, with clubs unable to be drawn against members of their own association at this point, meaning they will not face Manchester United.

The match dates for the group stage are 15th and 29th September, 20th October, 3rd and 24th November, and 8th December.

Pot one:

Schalke (GER)

Zenit (RUS)

Manchester United (ENG)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Athletic Club (ESP)

Olympiacos (GRE)

Villarreal (ESP)

Ajax (NED)

Internazionale (ITA)

Fiorentina (ITA)

Anderlecht (BEL)

Viktoria Plzen (CZE)

Pot two:

AZ Alkmaar (NED)

Braga (POR)

Salzburg (AUT)

Roma (ITA)

Fenerbahçe (TUR)

Sparta Prague (CZE)


Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)

Genk (BEL)


Standard Liège (BEL)

St-Étienne (FRA)

Pot three:

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)

Pot four:

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)

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