Olympique de Marseille inherited a difficult draw for the group stage of the Europa League on Friday September 1: the Marseillais will have to face Ajax Amsterdam, the English of Brighton and the Greeks of AEK Athens.
Stade Rennais will have to get rid of the Spaniards of Villarreal (winners of the trophy in 2021), the Israelis of Maccabi Haifa (who played in the Champions League last season) and the Greeks of Panathinaikos (fallers of OM this summer then eliminated in the Champions League play-off).
Toulouse FC will challenge the English from Liverpool, the Austrians from Linz ASK and the Belgians from Union Saint-Gilloise, a club from Brussels.
All groups of the Europa League 2023-2024:
Group A: West Ham, Olympiakos, Freiburg, TSC Backa Topola.
Group B: Ajax Amsterdam, Olympique de Marseille, Brighton, AEK Athens.
Group C: Glasgow Rangers, Real Betis, Sparta Prague, Aris Limol.
Group D: Atalanta Bergamo, Sporting Portugal, Sturm Graz, Raków Czestochowa.
Group E: Liverpool, Linz ASK, Union Saint-Gilloise, Toulouse FC.
Group F: Villarreal, Rennes, Maccabi Haifa, Panathinaikos.
Group G: AS Roma, Slavia Prague, Sheriff Tiraspol, Servette Geneva.
Group H: Bayer Leverkusen, Qarabağ FK, Molde, Hacken.