All matches and group stages of the Europa League are known
The UEFA Europa League 2021/22 group stage draw has taken place in Istanbul.
At the ceremony, the name of the Best Player of the last draw was announced. Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno received the award.
How did the draw go?
The teams were split into four baskets according to the UEFA club rankings. Each group contained one representative from each basket. Clubs from the same association were bred into different groups, and some teams from the same association were pre-paired in order to separate them in the interests of the TV audience for different game sessions!
All information on the draw is preliminary and must be confirmed by UEFA.
2021/22 Europa League group stage draw
Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta, Brøndby;
Group B: AS Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad, Sturm;
Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak, Legia;
Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Antwerp;
Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv, Olympic, Galatasaray;
Group F: Braga, Crvena Zvezda, Ludogorets, Midtjylland;
Group G: Bayer, Celtic, Betis, Ferencvaros;
Group H: Dynamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid;
Tour 1: September 16
Tour 2: September 30
Tour 3: October 21
Tour 4: November 4th
Tour 5: November 25
Tour 6: December 9
New tournament rules
- The top three teams from each group will continue to compete in European competition in the next calendar year.
- The group winners will play in the 1/8 finals.
- The second-placed teams in the groups will play play-offs against the third-place winners in the UEFA Champions League groups for the right to play in the 1/8 finals of the Europa League.
- The third-place teams in the groups will play play-offs against the second-place winners in the Conference League groups for the right to play in the 1/8 finals of the Conference League.