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Europa League: AC Milan Gets Favorable Draw

A new-look AC Milan have been handed a favourable-looking draw in the Europa League.

Vincenzo Montella’s Milan are back in European competition for the first time since the 2013-14 season and the Rossoneri will fancy their chances of progressing from a Group D also including Austria Vienna, Rijeka and AEK Athens.

Nice, who were denied a Champions League place by Napoli in the play-off round and they will face another Italian test in the Europa League having been drawn with Lazio. The two sides are joined in Group K by Zulte Waregem and Vitesse from Belgium and Netherlands respectively

Atalanta fans will be happy with their draw as they will have short journeys to Everton, Lyon and Apollon

The group stages of the Europa League will begin on September 14 and the tournament victors will earn a place in the Champions League.

Europa League Groups
GROUP A: Villarreal (Spain), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel), Astana (Kazakhstan), Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
GROUP B: Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Young Boys (Switzerland), Partizan (Serbia), Skenderbeu (Albania)
GROUP C: Sporting Braga (Portugal), Ludogorets (Bulgaria), Hoffenheim (Germany), Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey)
GROUP D: AC Milan (Italy), Austria Vienna (Austria), Rijeka (Croatia), AEK Athens (Greece)
GROUP E: Lyon (France), Everton (England), Atalanta (Italy), Apollon (Cyprus)
GROUP F: Copenhagen (DEN), Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS), Sheriff (MDA), Zlin (Czech Republic)
GROUP G: Victoria Plzen (Czech Republic), Steaua Bucharest (Romanian), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Isreal), Lugano (Switzerland)
GROUP H: Arsenal (England), BATE Borisov (Bulgaria) Cologne (Germany), Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
GROUP I: Salzburg (Austria) Marseille (France) Vitoria SC (Portugal) Konyaspor (Turkey)
GROUP J: Athletic Bilbao (Spain), Hertha Berlin (Germany), Zorya (Ukraine), Ostersund (Sweden)
GROUP K: Lazio (Italy), Nice (France), Zulte Waregem (Belgium), Vitesse (Holland)
GROUP L: Zenit St Petersberg (Russia), Real Sociedad (Spain), Rosenborg (Norway), Vardar (Macedonia)

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