It’s all gone to Pot! – Europa League draw update

NOT long now to the draw for the Europa League. Celtic are in Pot 2 – the only side we cannot draw is Sunday’s opponent Rangers, who are making their first ever appearance in the Europa League Group stages – the Ibrox club that has been ‘re-launched’ according to their manager Steven Gerrard, are in Pot 4, you will notice that the Hungarian side Vidi is just above them – that’s who we would have played had we taken care of AEK Athens, like we should have.

Would be good to draw them. We could also get Malmo from Pot 3 – Vidi of course defeated Malmo when AEK were taking care of us! And we could end up drawing Zenit from Pot 1 – they of course knocked us out of this competition back in February when we played Dorus de Vries in goals in St Petersburg – and you know the rest!

Pot 1
Sevilla (ESP) coefficient 113.000*
Arsenal (ENG) 93.000
Chelsea (ENG) 82.000
Zenit (RUS) 78.000*
Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 66.000
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 62.000**
Beşiktaş (TUR) 57.000*
Salzburg (AUT) 55.500**
Olympiacos (GRE) 54.000*
Villarreal (ESP) 52.000
Anderlecht (BEL) 48.000
Lazio (ITA) 41.000

Pot 2
Sporting CP (POR) 40.000
Ludogorets (BUL) 37.000*
København (DEN) 34.000*
Marseille (FRA) 32.000
Celtic (SCO) 31.000*
PAOK (GRE) 29.500**
AC Milan (ITA) 28.000
Genk (BEL) 27.000*
Fenerbahçe (TUR) 23.500***
Krasnodar (RUS) 23.500
Astana (KAZ) 21.750*
Rapid Wien (AUT) 21.500*

Pot 3
Real Betis (ESP) 21.399
BATE Borisov (BLR) 20.500**
Qarabağ (AZE) 20.500*
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 17.500**
RB Leipzig (GER) 17.000*
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 14.285
Malmö (SWE) 14.000*
Spartak Moskva (RUS) 13.500***
Standard Liège (BEL) 12.500***
Zürich (SUI) 12.000
Bordeaux (FRA) 11.283*
Rennes (FRA) 11.283

Pot 4
Apollon (CYP) 10.000*
Rosenborg (NOR) 9.000*
Vorskla Poltava (UKR) 8.226
Slavia Praha (CZE) 7.500***
Akhisar Belediyespor (TUR) 7.160
Jablonec (CZE) 6.035
AEK Larnaca (CYP) 4.310*
Vidi (HUNGARY) 4.250**
Rangers (SCO) 3.725*
Dudelange (LUX) 3.500*
Spartak Trnava (SVK) 3.500*
Sarpsborg (NOR) 3.485*

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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