When Arsenal and PSV Eintehoven share a group, when Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, and Fenerbahce are drawn together, and when Manchester United has to play against Real Sociedad, it is hard to believe we are not talking about the Champions League, but rather the Europa League. The group stage is promising loads of excitement.
This will be a condensed Europa League season. The Qatar 2022 World Cup will be played mid-season, which means that until November we will have European matches every week.
As with last season, the teams that finish first in their groups move directly to the phase of “16”. The second will play a playoff against one of the teams coming from the Champions League group stage, while the third gets “relegated” to the Europa Conference League playoff round.
Here are the teams of the Europa League 2022-23 Group Stage:
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