I hope UEFA Europa League is as entertaining as it was last year. The spread of different countries is making this competition better than the Champions League.
Dutch teams are getting wrecked by the European draws this year. First PSV gets a group with Bayern and Atletico, and now Feyenoord gets the Group of Death while Ajax’s draw is probably the second-toughest group.
AZ’s group isn’t that bad.
UEFA Europa League group stage draw
Group A: Manchester United (ENG), Fenerbahçe (TUR), Feyenoord (NED), Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Group B: Olympiacos (GRE), APOEL (CYP), Young Boys (SUI), Astana (KAZ)
Group C: Anderlecht (BEL), St-Étienne (FRA), Mainz (GER), Qarabağ (AZE)
Group D: Zenit (RUS), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR), Dundalk (IRL)
Group E: Viktoria Plzeň (CZE), Roma (ITA), Austria Wien (AUT), Astra Giurgiu (ROU)
Group F: Athletic Club (ESP), Genk (BEL), Rapid Wien (AUT), Sassuolo (ITA)
Group G: Ajax (NED), Standard Liège (BEL), Celta Vigo (ESP), Panathinaikos (GRE)
Group H: Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Braga (POR), Gent (BEL), Konyaspor (TUR)
Group I: Schalke (GER), Salzburg (AUT), Krasnodar (RUS), Nice (FRA)
Group J: Fiorentina (ITA), PAOK (GRE), Slovan Liberec (CZE), Qäbälä (AZE)
Group K: Internazionale Milano (ITA), Sparta Praha (CZE), Southampton (ENG), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Group L: Villarreal (ESP), Steaua Bucureşti (ROU), Zürich (SUI), Osmanlıspor (TUR)