The draw for the Europa League was made on Friday with Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and Groningen all involved.

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europa leeeAjax, who scraped into the group stages after a 1-0 aggregate win over Jablonec on Thursday were seeded in pot one for the draw, but will face a tough task to reach the knockout stages after being drawn with Turkish side Fenerbahce, Scottish champions Celtic and Norwegian side Molde.

AZ, who saw off Astra in the play-offs, were also handed a tough looking group and will meet Spanish side Athletic Bilbao, Augsburg of Germany and Serbian side Partizan Belgrade.

Groningen, who are embarking on their first ever European adventure will come up against French giants Marseille, Portuguese side Braga and Slovan Liberec of the Czech Republic.

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