Europa League: before the draw

Friday, August 26, 2016



On August 26 Shakhtar will find out their opponents in the group stage of the Europa League

Altogether there will be 48 clubs in the main round distributed over 12 groups. According to the UEAF ratings, the Pitmen are in the first pot alongside Schalke (GER), Zenit (RUS), Manchester United (ENG), Athletic Club (ESP), Olympiacos (GRE), Villarreal (ESP), Ajax (NED), Internazionale Milano (ITA), Fiorentina (ITA), Anderlecht (BEL), Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

Thus, Shakhtar's potential opponents are:

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)

Pot 3: Ghent (BEL), Young Boys (SUI), 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 4: Panathinaikos (GRE), Sassuolo (ITA), Qarabağ (AZE), Astana (KAZ), Nice (FRA), Astra Giurgiu (ROU), Konyaspor (TUR), Osmanlıspor (TUR), Qäbälä (AZE), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR), Dundalk (IRL).

The draw will take place in Monaco and will begin at 2 pm Kyiv time.