Başakşehir, Konyaspor learn Europa League group-stage opponents

Başakşehir, Konyaspor learn Europa League group-stage opponents

Vincenzo Montella's Milan are back in European competition for the first time since the 2013-2014 season and the Rossoneri will fancy its chances of progressing from a Group D also including Austria Vienna, Rijeka and AEK Athens.

So, how are the pots looking?

"It is a good, strong group". The draw is only complete when all 48 teams have been placed in the eight groups.

The Gunners had advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League, but lost in the first knockout round in the last seven seasons and failed to qualify for the tournament through the Premier League in 2016-17.

It's all pretty straightforward in terms of the draw.

"I chose Arsenal because they're one of the top sides in the competition and the team I support".

Who will Arsenal and Everton want to avoid? A tough task for the two English sides should that happen. Vitesse will also be very strong opposition for either team.

Apollon Limassol enter the group as the underdogs, but they are considered to be one of the most successful teams from Cyprus - with 15 major trophies and 3 participations in the Europa League Group Stages.

The draw takes place on Friday (25 August) at 12pm [BST] at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. It can be watched on BT Sport 1.

Ghanaian defender Samuel Mensah made a cameo appearance for Ostersunds FK in their 2-0 victory over PAOK in the last round of the UEFA Europa League qualifying round at the Jemkraft Arena on Thursday evening. They will either kick-off at 6pm (BST) or 8.05pm.



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