Premier League Clubs Leicester City, West Ham Get Tough Draws in Europa League

Premier League Clubs Leicester City, West Ham Get Tough Draws in Europa League

  • Europa League draws have been made and there are some exciting fixtures ahead in Group C which has Napoli and Leicester City
  • Although there is no ‘group of death’ this time, Group D which is made up of Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp will be exciting
  • English club West Ham United who return to the European competition will play in Group H alongside Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna

English club Leicester City have been drawn in Group C for the Europa League alongside Napoli, Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw, Sky Sports reports.

The Foxes lost 4-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on the final match day last season, a result that condemned Brendan Rodgers' FA Cup winners to a UEFA Europa League finish in the league alongside West Ham United who thumped Southampton 3-0.

Fellow Premier League team West Ham United return to the continent and will take on Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna, while Celtic are drawn in Group G alongside Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis and Ferencvaros via GOAL.

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Leicester City vs Napoli, Rangers Get Lyon As Europa League Draws Are Announced
Europa League draws have been announced. Photo: Sebnem Coskun
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The draws in full

Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby

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Group B: Monaco, PSV Eindhoven, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz

Group C: Napoli, Leicester City, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw

Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp

Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray

Group F: Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Ludogorets, Midtjylland

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Vienna

The final of this season's Europa League is due to take place at Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Spain on Wednesday, May 18.

Champions League draw earlier announced

Meanwhule, Defending Champions Chelsea will begin their quest to retain the Champions League title with a mouthwatering clash against Juventus in Group H, Guardian reports.

The Blues will also take on Zenith St. Petersburg as well as Malmo, the most successful football team in Sweden in the preliminary stages. UEFA organised the Champions League draws on Thursday evening, August 26, and there are exciting groups already.

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Lionel Messi and his Paris Saint-Germain teammates will take on Premier League winners Manchester City in Group A clash together with Leipzig and Club Brugge.

Cristiano Ronaldo closing in on Man City switch

Meanwhile, earlier reported that reports from Italy have it that Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club’s training session on Friday morning amid rumours he has agreed to join Manchester City.

The Premier League club are in talks with the player’s representatives after his agent stated that the client no longer wants to play for Juventus.

It was gathered that Ronaldo was at the Continassa training round on Friday morning for about an hour as he cleared his locker and said goodbye to the team.


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