Istanbul, August 27: Leicester City will face Napoli while Celtic will come up against Leverkusen, Real Betis, and Ferencvaros following the draw for the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League group stage in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday. Teams in each group face each other home and away, with the same sides meeting on Matchdays 1 and 5, or Matchdays 2 and 6, or Matchdays 3 and 4.
The top three clubs will continue their European campaigns in the new year. Group winners progress to the round of 16. Group runners-up go into the new knockout round play-offs, where they will face the third-placed UEFA Champions League teams for places in the Round of 16.
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2021/22 Europa League group stage draw:
Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Praha, Brondby
Group B: Monaco, PSV Eindhoven, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz
Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moskva, Legia Warszawa
Group D: Olympiacos, Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Antwerp
Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moskva, Marseille, Galatasaray.
Group F: Braga, Crvena zvezda, Ludogorets, Midtjylland
Group G: Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros
Group H: GNK Dinamo, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Wien.
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