Stade Rennes, AS Monaco and FC Nantes will know their opponents in the Europa League group stage this Friday. At the end of the roadblocks held this Thursday evening, the identity of the hats is known.
All the French clubs will be quickly fixed. After PSG and OM, who now know their opponents in the Champions League group stage, the other Europeans will know which teams they will face this season. Before Nice in the Europa Conference League (draw at 2:30 p.m.), Rennes, Monaco and Nantes will be involved in the Europa League draw to be held this Friday at 1 p.m. (broadcast on RMC Sport 1).
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The first two are placed in Pot 2 and are guaranteed to avoid teams like Feyenoord Rotterdam, PSV Eindhoven or Real Sociedad. On the other hand, they can fall, just like FC Nantes, on the ogres of the first hat: Manchester United, AS Rome, Arsenal or even Lazio.
The best draw for Rennes and Monaco: Red Star Belgrade, Midtjylland, HJK Helsinki
The worst draw for Rennes and Monaco: Manchester United, Betis Sevilla, Trabzonspor
Nantes exposed to a difficult draw
For the Canaries, it looks much more complicated since they are placed in the last hat. It is therefore all these headliners but also the beautiful teams of hat 2 who could stand in their way, without forgetting the dangerous Betis Sevilla in hat 3. Midtjylland, Bodo / Glimt or Ludogorets Razgrad could act as scarecrows.
The best draw for Nantes: Red Star Belgrade, Ludogorets Razgrad, Midtjylland
The worst draw for Nantes: Manchester United, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Betis Sevilla
Europa League hats before the draw:
Hat 1: Manchester United (ANG), AS Roma (ITA), Arsenal (ANG), Lazio Rome (ITA), Braga (POR), Red Star Belgrade (SER), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Olympiakos (GRE).
Hat 2: Feyenoord Rotterdam (NL), Stade Rennais (FRA)PSV Eindhoven (NL), AS Monaco (FRA)Real Sociedad (ESP), Qarabag FK (AZE), Malmö FF (SUE), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL).
Hat 3: Sheriff Tiraspol (MOL), Betis Sevilla (ESP), Midtjylland (DAN), Bodo/Glimt (NOR), Ferencvaros (HON), Union Berlin (GER), SC Freiburg (GER), Fenerbahçe (TUR).
Hat 4: FC Nantes (FRA)HJK Helsinki (FIN), Sturm Graz (AUT), AEK Larnaca (CHY), Omonia Nicosia (CHY), FC Zürich (SUI), Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL), Trabzonspor (TUR).