Celtic avoid Legia Warsaw in Europa draw
Spurs drawn alongside a Besiktas side that lost to Arsenal in the Champions League playoffs
Callum McGregor has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.
The Gunners edged past Besiktas over two legs in the Champions Leagiue play-offs, with Slaven Bilic’s side dropping down to become top seeds in the secondary competition where they face a return to North London.
Everton, coming from pot three at the draw in Monaco, have a tough draw in Group H, where they play a Lille side spearheaded by on-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi and Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg as well as a tricky journey to Russia’s Krasnodar.
Scottish champions Celtic, who announced that Callum McGregor had signed a five year deal today, avoided meeting Legia Warsaw, the side who they controversially beat in Champions League qualifying due to a technicality, and take the second seed in Group D alongside Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb and Astra Giurgiu.
The draw for the UEFA Europa League Group Stage
Villarreal, Borussia M’gladbach, FC Zurich, Apollon Limassol
FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Torino, HJK Helsinki
Tottenham Hotspur, Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade, Asteras Tripoli
SV Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Astra Giurgiu
Inter Milan, Dnipro, St Etienne, FK Karabakh
Lille, Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar
Dynamo Kiev, Steaua Bucuresti, Rio Ave AaB
Fiorentina, PAOK Salonika, Guingamp, Dinamo Minsk
FC Metalist Kharkiv, Tranzonspor, Legia Warsaw, Lokeren