Friday, August 28, 2009

Europa League Group Stage Draw

Group A: Ajax, Anderlecht, Dynamo Zagreb, Timisoara

Group B: Valencia, Lille, Slavia Prague, Genoa

Group C: Hamburg, Celtic, H. Tel-Aviv, Rapid Vienna

Group D: Sporting Lisbon, Heerenveen, Herta Berlin, Ventspils

Group E: Roma, Basel, Fulham, CSKA Sofia

Group F: Panathanaikos, Galatasaray, Dynamo Bucharest, Sturm

Group G: Villareal, Lazio, Levski, Salzburg

Group H: Steaua, Fenerbahce, FC Twente, Sheriff

Group I: SL Benfica, Everton, AEK Athens, FC BATE

Group J: Shakhtar Donetsk (Holders), Club Brugge, Partizan, Toulouse

Group K: PSV Eindhoven, Copenhagen, Sparta Prague, CFR Cluj

Group L: Werder Bremen, Austria Vienna, Atheltic, Nacional

I don't think I've ever seen a Group L before... unless the World Cup one day goes to 48 teams and lets teams like Solomon Islands in!

Looks like Everton and Fulham are in tough. Celtics have a fairly easy road with two minnows in their group.

I'm still cheering for Dynamo Bucharest! I may adopt them at the team of Straight Red!


  1. /I'm still cheering for Dynamo Bucharest! I may adopt them as the team of Straight Red!/

    I'm going to have to oppose this out of principle.

    If nothing else, the teams in their group have colorful names. I know a bit about Sturm und Drang, but I know nothing about Sturm. Or Panathanaikos. Or Galatasaray.

    Go Ajax!

  2. I'll be pulling for the Yellow Submarine in group G. Will the loss of Pellegrini to Real prove fatal?

    Fulham and both Pragues get my support as well.

  3. the masters of FC BATE from Borisov Belarus rule. Lazio drools