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Europa League draw live updates: Liverpool to play Toulouse, Brighton in tough group with Ajax

The 32 teams that have qualified for the Europa League will learn their group-stage opponents today

Ed Mackey

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Everything you need to know ahead of today’s draw

  • Group stage draw to take place in Monaco today at 12pm BST
  • Follow live coverage below
  • Europa Conference League draw to follow at 1.30pm BST

Follow our deadline day coverage

And, as I’m sure you’re aware, today is not just UEFA draw day, it is also transfer deadline day.

There are just eight and half a hours left of the window.

Every bid, every contract and every medical will be covered in our deadline day live blog — follow the updates as they happen here.

ICYMI: The Europa League group stage

If you were not able to join us earlier and are just checking in, here is the Europa League draw.

  • Group A: West Ham, Olympiacos, Freiburg, TSC
  • Group B: Ajax, Marseille, Brighton, AEK Athens
  • Group C: Rangers, Real Betis, Sparta Prague, Limassol
  • Group D: Atalanta, Sporting, Sturm Graz, Rakow Czestochowa
  • Group E: Liverpool, LASK, Union Saint-Gilloise, Toulouse
  • Group F: Villarreal, Rennes, Maccabi Haifa, Panathinaikos
  • Group G: Roma, Slavia Prague, Sheriff Tiraspol, Servette
  • Group H: Bayer Leverkusen, Qarabag, Molde, BK Hacken

Exciting times for Aston Villa

Group E: AZ Alkmaar, Aston Villa, Legia Warsaw, Zrinjski Mostar

Aston Villa’s European adventures truly begin now.

Top seed AZ Alkmaar is a really good tie. New destinations, stadiums and match-ups. Going to Bosnia, too.

Hugely exciting.

The Europa Conference League group stage draw in full

The Europa Conference League group stage draw is complete — here is how it looks:

  • Group A: Lille, Slovan Bratislava, Olimpija Ljubljana, KI
  • Group B: Gent, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Zorya, Breidablik
  • Group C: Dinamo Zagreb, Viktoria Plzen, Astana, Ballkani
  • Group D: Club Brugge, Bodo/Glimt, Besiktas, Lugano
  • Group E: AZ Alkmaar, Aston Villa, Legia Warsaw, Zrinjski Mostar
  • Group F: Ferencvaros, Fiorentina, Genk, Cukaricki
  • Group G: Eintracht Frankfurt, PAOK, HJK Helsinki, Aberdeen
  • Group H: Fenerbahce, Ludogorets, Spartak Trnava, Nordsjaelland

Nordsjaelland finish the draw in Group H

And the 32nd team is drawn.

Nordsjaelland make up Group H.

Group D for Lugano

The final team are drawn in Group D, it is Lugano.

Abderdeen make up Group G

The only Scottish side in the draw, Aberdeen, are the next team drawn and they complete Group G.

Cukaricki make up Group F

Group F is the next to be completed as Cukaricki are drawn there.

Zrinjski Mostar complete Aston Villa’s Group E

Aston Villa know all three of their group-stage opponents as Zrinjski Mostar are the last team to be drawn alongside them.

Group C for Ballkani

Ballkani continue the trend of completing groups as Group C has all four teams.

Breidablik complete Group B

Breidablik are the next team drawn and they complete Group B.

KI make up Group A

The first group is complete as KI are drawn in Group A.

The draw so far

There is just one pot left — here is how the draw is shaping up:

  • Group A: Lille, Slovan Bratislava, Olimpija Ljubljana
  • Group B: Gent, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Zorya
  • Group C: Dinamo Zagreb, Viktoria Plzen, Astana
  • Group D: Club Brugge, Bodo/Glimt, Besiktas
  • Group E: AZ Alkmaar, Aston Villa, Legia Warsaw
  • Group F: Ferencvaros, Fiorentina, Genk
  • Group G: Eintracht Frankfurt, PAOK, HJK Helsinki
  • Group H: Fenerbahce, Ludogorets, Spartak Trnava

Spartak Trnava last out in Group H

And that leaves Spartak Trnava for Group H.

Besiktas drawn in Group D

Besiktas are drawn in Group D.

HJK Helsinki in Group G

HJK Helsinki are the next team drawn, they join Group G.

Group C for Astana

Next to be drawn is Astana who join Group C.

Zorya in Group B

Group B for Ukrainian side Zorya.

Olimpija Ljubljana drawn in Group A

Olimpija Ljubljana join Group A alongside Lille and Slovan Bratislava.



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