EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: Man Utd face Real Sociedad, Arsenal meet PSV, Roma get Rea Betis

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ten Hag and Arteta
ten Hag and Arteta

Manchester United will meet Real Sociedad, while Arsenal will take on PSV Eindhoven after today’s Europa League draw.

United will make history as they also face FC Sheriff and Omonoia. The English giants have never faced clubs from Cyprus or Moldova before.

Meanwhile, the Gunners face a challenging group, with PSV joined by FC Zurich and Bodo/Glimt after their impactful Europa Conference League run last season.

Europa League group draw:

Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodo/Glimt, Zurich

Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca

Group C: Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK Helsinki, AS Roma

Group D: Braga, Malmo, Union Berlin, Union Saint-Gilloise

Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, FC Sheriff, Omonoia

Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtjylland, Sturm Graz

Group G: Olympiakos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes

Group H: Red Star Belgrade, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor

When are the Europa League group stage games?

Matchday 1: September 8
Matchday 2: September 15
Matchday 3: October 6
Matchday 4: October 13
Matchday 5: October 27
Matchday 6: November 3

Europa League group stage stats

Arsenal

  • All six previous meetings between Arsenal and PSV came in the UEFA Champions League between 2002 and 2007.
  • Arsenal are winless in their last three games against the Dutch side (D2 L1).
  • Arsenal have won all six of their matches to date against Swiss opposition, though they will face FC Zürich for the first time. Zürich meanwhile have lost all five of their away matches against English sides to date.
  • PSV are managed by former Man Utd striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. The Dutchman scored only twice in 12 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions while playing for the Red Devils.
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Manchester United

  • Manchester United have never conceded in four previous meetings with Real Sociedad (W2 D2), facing no side more often in their history without conceding a goal.
  • Manchester United will face Moldovan opponents for the first time in their history when they take on Sheriff Tiraspol.
  • Omonia will be the first ever Cypriot side to face Manchester United in a competitive match. No English side has ever lost against either a Moldovan team (P4 W3 D1) or Cypriot team (P16 W13 D3) in European competition (incl. qualifiers).

When are the knockout stage matches?

The 2022/23 Europa League final will take place on May 31, 2023 at the Puskas Arena Park in Budapest, Hungary.

Knockout out round play-offs: February 16 & 23
Round of 16: March 9 & 16
Quarter-finals: April 13 & 20
Semi-finals: May 11 & 18
Final: May 31 (Budapest)

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