2018/19 Europa League Group Stage Draw: Details Explained

2018/19 Europa League Group Draw
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What time is Friday's draw? Who is involved? How can I follow it? Get the lowdown.

When and where is the draw?

The 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage draw ceremony begins at 13:00 CET on Friday. It takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

Who is involved in the draw?

ESP: Getafe, Sevilla

ENG: Arsenal, Manchester United

ITA: Lazio, Roma

GER: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg

FRA: Rennes, Saint-Étienne

RUS: CSKA Moskva

POR: Porto, Sporting CP

UKR: Dynamo Kyiv, Olexandriya

BEL: Standard Liège

TUR: Beşiktaş, İstanbul Başakşehir

AUT: Wolfsberg

SUI: Basel, Lugano

What are the draw pots?

The four pots will be set according to coefficient: here are the current contenders

104.000 Sevilla (ESP)

101.000 Arsenal (ENG)

93.000 Porto (POR)

81.000 Roma (ITA)

78.000 Manchester United (ENG)

65.000 Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

62.000 Beşiktaş (TUR)

54.500 Basel (SUI)

50.000 Sporting CP (POR)

48.000 CSKA Moskva (RUS)

40.000 Wolfsburg (GER)

37.000 Lazio (ITA)

29.000 Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)

23.000 Saint-Étienne (FRA)

20.713 Getafe (ESP)

17.500 Standard Liège (BEL)

11.699 Rennes (FRA)

10.500 İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)

7.780 Olexandriya (UKR)

6.250 Wolfsberg (AUT)

6.000 Lugano (SUI)

Clubs' coefficients are determined either by the sum of all points won in the previous five years or by the association coefficient over the same period – whichever is higher.

How does the draw work?

The 48 entrants are split into four seeding pots based on their club coefficients, with each of the eventual 12 groups to contain one team from each seeding tier.

The 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award will also be presented during the ceremony. Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard and Luka Jović are the contenders.


Group stage

  • Matchday one: 19 September
  • Matchday two: 3 October
  • Matchday three: 24 October
  • Matchday four: 7 November
  • Matchday five: 28 November
  • Matchday six: 12 December

SEE ALSO: Europa League Winners – The Complete List Since Inception

Knockout phase

  • 16 December: Round of 32 draw, Nyon
  • 20 February: Round of 32, first leg
  • 27 February: Round of 32, second leg
  • 28 February: Round of 16 draw, Nyon
  • 12 March: Round of 16, first leg
  • 19 March: Round of 16, second leg
  • 20 March: Quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon
  • 9 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
  • 16 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
  • 30 April: Semi-finals, first leg
  • 7 May: Semi-finals, second leg
  • 27 May: Final – Gdansk Stadium

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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