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The 2018/19 Europa League draw was held on Friday afternoon and a number of the big guns from Europe will have to play in the second tier of European football this season.

The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers will all play those dreaded Thursday night matches during the course of the current campaign and this is how the groups look like after the 2018/19 Europa League draw.

2018/19 Europa League draw highlights:




Arsenal have been drawn in Group E alongside the likes Sporting and Qarabag which should not be a big headache for Unai Emery atleast theoretically.

Chelsea have been drawn in Group L alongside Greek side PAOK, Hungarian side Vidi FC and Belarus side FC Bate.




Scottish side Celtic FC will have a really tough time clearing the group stages as they have been drawn against the likes of Salzburg and RB Leipzig.

Rangers FC too, have their work cut out since they have been drawn in Group G alongside Spartak Moscow and Villareal.




The 2018/19 Europa League draw in full:

Group A
Bayer Leverkusen
Ludogorets
FC Zurich
AEK Larnaca




Group B
Red Bull Salzburg
Celtic
RB Leipzig
Rosenborg




Group C
Zenit St Petersburg
FC Copenhagen
Bordeaux
Slavia Prague




Group D
Anderlecht
Fenerbache
Dinamo Zagreb
Spartak Tranava




Group E
Arsenal
Sporting
Qarabag
FC Vorskla




Group F
Olympiakos
Milan
Real Betis
Dudelange




Group G
Villarreal
Rapid Vienna
Spartak Moscow
Rangers




Group H
Lazio
Marseille
Eintracht Frankfurt
Apollon Limassol




Group I
Besiktas
Genk
Malmo
Sarpsborg




Group J
Sevilla
Krasnodar
Standard Liege
Akhisharspor




Group K
Dynamo Kiev
FC Astana
Rennes
Jablonec




Group L
Chelsea
PAOK
BATE Borisov
Vidi FC



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