Good luck for Villarreal and Granada and a ‘coconut’ for Real Sociedad in the Europa League draw
This Friday the draw for the Europa League with mixed luck for the Spanish teams. The Real society has been the worst brown has come out, since it has been framed in group F along with Naples of Gattuso, current leader of Serie A. While the Villarreal will cross the acquaintance Qarabag, and the Pomegranate It’s with him PSV Eindhoven in group E.
He Villarreal, the only one of the Spanish clubs that started as seed, managed to avoid all the ‘bones’ of the second bass drum and was paired with the Kazakh Qarabag, the team that three years ago embittered Atlético de Madrid in the Champions League, adding two draws in the group stage that left the rojiblanco team out of the round of 16.
In addition, the ‘Submarine’ will also run into the Maccabi Tel Aviv Israeli, with whom he already fought three seasons ago adding only one points in two games, and the Turkish Sivasspor, rivals that confirm their favoritism to qualify for the round of 32 in Group I.
More complicated the panorama appears to the Real society, what will face a match of maximum demand against Naples by Genaro Gattusso and Fabián Ruiz. The Neapolitan team has started Serie A at a high level, adding two victories with eight goals in favor and none against. AZ Alkmaar, who co-led the Eeredivise with Ajax until last season was canceled, and Croatian Rijeka complete this Group F.
Finally, the Granada will run into a European football history, the Dutch PSV, which has a European Cup and a UEFA Cup in its windows. Neither will their confrontations against Greek Paok, who has just eliminated Benfica in the previous Champions League, nor the Cypriot Omonoia be accessible.
This is how the Europa League groups remain
GROUP A: Roma, Young Boys, Cluj and CSKA Sofia.
GROUP B: Arsenal, Rapid Vienna, Molde and Dundalk.
GROUP C: Bayer Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Hapoel Beer-Sheva and Nice.
GROUP D: Benfica, Standard Liège, Rangers and Lech Poznan.
GROUP E: PSV Eindhoven, Paok, GRANADA and Omonoia.
GROUP F: Naples, REAL SOCIEDAD, AZ Alkmaar and Rijeka.
GROUP G: Sporting Braga, Leicester, AEK Athens and Zorya Luhansk.
GROUP H: Celtic, Sparta Prague, Milan and Lille.
GROUP I: VILLARREAL, Qarabag, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Sivasspor.
GROUP J: Tottenham, Ludogorets, Lask and Royal Antwerp.
GROUP K: CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord and Wolfsberger.
GROUP L: Gent, Red Star, Hoffenheim and Slovan Liberec.