Friday August 25 2017
Milan, Lazio & Atalanta learn EL fates

Milan avoid the big boys in the Europa League group stage, but Lazio are drawn with Nice and Atalanta must take on Everton and Olympique Lyonnais.

Milan were seeded for the draw in Monaco on Friday, and joining them in Group D are Austrian side Austria Vienna, Greek outfit AEK Athens and Rijeka – eliminated from the Champions League playoff.

The Europa League is the only European competition that the Rossoneri have yet to win.

Atalanta’s reward for their best-ever Serie A campaign, on the other hand, is Group E alongside Everton of the Premier League and French giants Olympique Lyonnais – who reached the Europa League semi-finals last season.

Finally, Lazio have been paired in Group K with Nice, on the back of their 4-0 aggregate defeat to Napoli in the Champions League playoffs.

Europa League groups in full:

Group A: Villarreal, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Astana, Slavia Prague

Group B: Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys, Partizan Belgrade, Skenderbeu

Group C: Braga, Ludogorets, Hoffenheim, Istanbul Basaksehir

Group D: Milan, Austria Vienna, Rijeka, AEK Athens

Group E: Olympique Lyonnais, Everton, Atalanta, Apollon Limassol

Group F: FC Kobenhavn, Lokomotiv Moscow, Sheriff, Zlin

Group G: Viktoria Plzen, Steaua Bucharest, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Lugano

Group H: Arsenal, BATE Borisov, Koln, Red Star Belgrade

Group I: Red Bull Salzburg, Olympique Marseille, Vitoria Guimaraes, Konyaspor

Group J: Athletic Bilbao, Hertha Berlin, Zorya Luhansk, Ostersund

Group K: Lazio, Nice, Zulte Waregem, Vitesse

Group L: Zenit St Petersburg, Real Sociedad, Rosenborg, Vardar