The group stage for the Europa league was drawn on Friday with both PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord involved.

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europa leaFeyenoord scraped into the group stages on Thursday after a last minute goal helped them beat Zorya 5-4 on aggregate, while PSV Eindhoven eased past Shakhter Soligorsk 3-0 over two legs.

After being seeded in pot 3 Feyenoord will face the tougher group out of the two Dutch sides left in the competition, with holders Sevilla, Belgian side Standard Liege, and Croatian side Rijeka awaiting Fred Ruttens side.

PSV were among the top seeds for the competition and have been handed Greek side Panathinaikos, Portuguese side Estoril, and Russians Dinamo Moscow, in what looks like a tricky group for Phillip Cocu’s team.

The full draw is as follows:

Group A: Villarreal, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Zürich, Apollon Limassol

Group B: FC Kopenhagen, Club Brugge, Torino, HJK Helsinki

Group C: Tottenham Hotspur, Besiktas, Partizan Belgrado, Asteras Tripolis

Group D: FC Salzburg, Celtic,  FK Qarabag, FC Astra

Group E: PSV, Panathinaikos, Estoril Praia, Dinamo Moscow

Group F: Internazionale, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Saint-Étienne, FK Qarabag

Group G: Sevilla, Standard Liege, Feyenoord, Rijeka

Group H: Lille, VfL Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar

Group I: Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys, Slovan Bratislava

Group J: Dinamo Kiev, Steaua Bucharest, Rio Ave, Aalborg

Group K: Fiorentina, PAOK, Guingamp, Dinamo Minsk

Group L: FC Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw, Lokeren

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