The Europa League draw for the 2022/2023 season, which took place today, Friday, in Istanbul, Turkey, resulted in close matches for Manchester United and Arsenal, the English, and Rome, Italy, in the group stage .
The draw placed Manchester United in Group E, with Real Sociedad, Sheriff of Moldova and Omonia.
The Italian Roma, holder of the European Conference League title, will be in Group C, against the Bulgarian Ludogorest, Real Betis of Spain and Helsinki.
The Arsenal team, in Group A, was tied with Eindhoven, Bodo Glimt and Zurich of Switzerland.
Here are the full lottery results:
Group A: Arsenal, Eindhoven, Bodo Glimt, Zurich, Switzerland
Group B: Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv, France’s Rennes, Turkey’s Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca
Group C: Rome, Italy, Bulgarian ludogorista, Real Betis, Spain, Helsinki,
Group D: Braga, Portugal, Malmo, Sweden, Union Berlin, Union
Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff of Moldova, Omonia
Group F: Lazio, Italy, Feyenoord, Middelland, Sturmgrass
Group G: Olympiacos from Greece / Karpac from Azerbaijan / Freiburg / Nantes from France
Group H: Red Star Belgrade / Monaco from France / Ferencvárosi / Trabzonspor from Turkey.
At the end of the group stage, the winner of each group qualifies directly for the final prize, while the runner-up faces one of the eight teams that finished third in their groups in the Champions League.
The third-placed teams from the Europa League groups advance to the complementary round of the European Conference League, where they play the teams that occupied the top places in the conference groups.
The first round of the European League will be played on Thursday, September 8, while the second round will take place on the 15th of the same month, and the third on October 6 next.
The fourth round matches will be played on October 13, while the fifth round will take place on the 27th of the same month, and the sixth on November 3, which means the end of the group stage, before the start of Qatar . World Cup 2022.