Europa League group draw: Man Utd off to Kazakhstan

Europa League group draw: Man Utd off to Kazakhstan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side should have few problems navigating their group, but they could have done without the lengthy 6,000-mile round trip to Kazakhstan to face Astana on a Thursday night, while they also drew out Partizan Belgrade and AZ Alkmaar.

Beaten finalists Arsenal have German side Eintracht Frankfurt, although they've lost their top striker Luka Jovic to Real Madrid, with Belgium's Standard Liege and Vitoria of Portugal completing their section.

Wolves face a testing trip to Turkey to face Besiktas in their return to European football, but with Braga and Slovan Bratislava also in their group Nuno Espirito Santo's side look well placed to get through.

Celtic have to face Serie A side Lazio, French side Rennes and FC Cluj so have no walkover themselves, while Rangers go up against Porto, Feyenoord and Young Boys in what also looks like a difficult task.

Europa League group draw in full

  • Group A: Sevilla, Apoel, Qarabag, F91 Dudelange
  • Group B: Dynamo Kiev, FC Copenhagen, Malmo, Lugano
  • Group C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor
  • Group D: Sporting Lisbon, PSV, Rosenborg, LASK
  • Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, Cluj
  • Group F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria
  • Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers
  • Group H: CSKA Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros
  • Group I: Wolfsburg, Gent, St Etienne, Olexandriya
  • Group J: Roma, B. Monachengladbach, Basaksehir, Wolfsberger
  • Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan Bratislava
  • Group L: Man Utd, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AZ Alkmaar

When are the Europa League group fixtures?

Matchday one: 19 September
Matchday two: 3 October
Matchday three: 24 October
Matchday four: 7 November
Matchday five: 28 November
Matchday six: 12 December

When are the Europa League knockout stage draw & fixtures?

  • Last 32 draw: December 16
  • Round of 32 first leg: February 20
  • Round of 32 second leg: February 27
  • Last 16 draw: February 28
  • Round of 16 first leg: March 12
  • Round of 16 second leg: March 19
  • Quarter-final and semi-final draw: March 20
  • Quarter-final first leg: April 9
  • Quarter-final second leg: April 16
  • Semi-final first leg: April 30
  • Semi-final second leg: May 7
  • Final: May 27

When and where is the Europa League final?

The final will be staged in Poland in the Gdansk Stadium on Wednesday May 27.