Manchester United draw Real Sociedad and Arsenal get PSV in Europa League | Europa League


Erik ten Hag’s first foray into European football at Manchester United includes a trip to Moldova and matches against Real Sociedad and Neil Lennon’s Omonia.

The Europa League group stage draw also brought Arsenal a meeting with Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV Eindhoven, who were knocked out of Champions League qualifiers by Rangers. Bodø/Glimt from Norway and Zurich complete the Group A line-up for Mikel Arteta’s team.

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Europa League group stage draw and dates


group A Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodø/Glimt, Zurich
Group B Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca
Group C Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK Helsinki
Group D Braga, Malmo, Union Berlin, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Group E Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff, Omonia
Group F Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtylland, Sturm Graz
Group G Olympiacos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes
Group H Red Star Belgrade, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor

match day one September 8, 2022
matchday two September 15, 2022
matchday three October 6, 2022
matchday four October 13, 2022
matchday five October 27, 2022
matchday six Nov 3, 2022

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United will face Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova, who won a remarkable 2-1 win against Real Madrid in the Champions League last season. Tiraspol is the capital of the unrecognized Russian-backed state of Transnistria.

Cypriot club Omonia has had Lennon, a former Celtic manager, at the helm since March.

West Ham meets Anderlecht in the group stage of the Europa Conference League. The two clubs played in the final of the 1975/76 European Cup Winners’ Cup when the Belgian side won 4-2 in Brussels. David Moyes’ squad also faces Romanian FCSB from Bucharest and Danish Silkeborg in Group B. FCSB was previously known as Steaua Bucharest, European champion in 1986.

Hearts has a tough section in Group A, against Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and Latvian champion RFS. Basaksehir’s roster includes former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and Aston Villa mercenary Bertrand Traoré.

Quick guide

Europa Conference League groups and dates


group A Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina, Hearts, RFS
Group B West Ham, FCSB, Anderlecht, Silkeborg
Group C Villarreal, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Austria Wien, Lech Poznan
Group D Partizan, Cologne, Nice, Slovakia
Group E AZ Alkmaar, Apollon Limassol, Vaduz, Dnipro-1
Group F Ghent, Molde, Shamrock Rovers, Djurgården
Group G Slavia Praha, CFR Cluj, Sivasspor, Ballkanic
Group H Basel, Slovan Bratislava, Zalgiris Vilnius, Pyunik

match day one September 8
matchday two September 15
matchday three October 6
matchday four October 13
matchday five October 27
matchday six Nov 3

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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