UEL groups confirmed, POTS announced

UEFA Europa League

The 2021/22 UEFA Europa League group stage draw has now been confirmed, and some nail-biting fixtures have been lined up, while the competition's 2020/21 Player of the Season was also announced. 

The groups for UEFA's second-biggest club competition were completed in this afternoon's draw in Istanbul, Turkey, at the same venue where the Champions League draw took place on Thursday night.

Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno also walked away with the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award at the event, beating Manchester United's duo of Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes to the prize.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the five latest Europa League Player of the Season winners

Premier League side Leicester City have been drawn in Group C, alongside Napoli, Spartak Moskva, and Legia Warsaw, while Scottish giants Celtic take on Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis and Ferencvarosi in Group G, a potential "group of death". 

The tournament will kick off on Thursday, 16 September.

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Here are the complete groups for the 2021/22 UEL campaign

Group A: Olympique Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Praha, Brondby

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

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

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

Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moskva, Marseilles, Galatasaray

Group F: Braga, Crvena Zvezda, Ludogorets, Midtjylland

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

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham United, Rapid Wien

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