Milan to play Luxembourg newcomer in Europa League group

Elena Summers
September 17, 2018

BATE Borisov of Belarus were the next side drawn into Group L with Hungarian side Vidi, the final team drawn.

There are now no diplomatic relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, primarily because of the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and as a policy Azerbaijan denies issuing entry visas to Armenian nationals or even people with Armenian surnames.

According to it, London's Arsenal has appeared in Group "E" together with Sporting CP (Portugal), Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine) and Azerbaijani "Karabakh".

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann was named Europa League player of the season for last term ahead of the draw.

Unai Emery - a three-time victor of the Europa League with Sevilla - will hope to lead the Gunners to May's final in Baku. "We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that".

Chelsea are back in the Europa League for the first time since they won the competition in 2013.

Celtic themselves also eased through a decade on from both Glasgow clubs competing on the Champions League stage - in their case with something to spare as they saw off Lithuania's Suduva 3-0 at home.

Celtic have made their way into the Europa League after missing out on a third successive Champions League group stage appearance. The club spent more than $200 million on players a year ago under new Chinese owners and failed to comply with UEFA rules monitoring transfer fees and wages.

LaLiga club Villarreal are the top seeds in the group, while Austrian side Rapid Vienna and Russia's Spartak Moscow came out of pots two and three respectively.

The first round of matches will be played on Thursday, Sep 20.

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