Following hot (well, lukewarm-ish) on the heels of yesterday’s Champions League group stage draw comes the knock-down budget Europa League version, as completed in Monaco just minutes ago.
Manchester United will have to contend with a rather tricky group consisting of Fenerbahce and Feyenoord, as well as Ukrainian first-timers Zorya Luhansk.
Elsewhere Southampton have found themselves pitted against Inter Milan, while intrepid Irish heroes Dundalk are facing a many-splendoured group campaign that will take in trips to Russia, the Netherlands and Israel.
The Europa League 2016/17 group stage in full…
Group A: Manchester United, Fenerbahce, Feyenoord, Zorya Luhansk.
Group B: Olympiakos, APOEL, Young Boys, Astana.
Group C: Anderlecht, Saint-Etienne, Mainz, Qabala.
Group D: Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Dundalk.
Group E: Viktoria Plzen, Roma, Austria Wien, Astra Giurgiu.
Group F: Athletic Bilbao, Genk, Rapid Wien, Sassuolo.
Group G: Ajax, Standard Liege, Celta, Panathinaikos.
Group H: Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, Gent, Konyaspor.
Group I: Schalke, Salzburg, Krasnodar, Nice.
Group J: Fiorentina, PAOK, Slovan Liberec, Qarabag.
Group K: Inter Milan, Sparta Prague, Southampton, Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Group L: Villarreal, Steaua Bucharest, FC Zurich, Osmanlispor.
Of course, it’s all completely moot because Sevilla are going to show up late and win it anyway, as per.