Europa League

Reds await Europa League draw

Liverpool will find out their Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round opponents tomorrow after the draw at UEFA HQ in Nyon.  The reds are already in Switzerland at their training camp.

The reds reached the semi-final of the competition last season before suffering 2nd leg extra-time heartbreak when Diego Forlan helped Atletico Madrid through to the final on away goals.

Atletico went on to beat Roy Hodgson’s Fulham side in the final.

The reds 7th place finish means they start a round earlier than Man City and Aston Villa who finished 5th and 6th.

70 sides will compete in the 35 3rd Qualifying round games and Liverpool are not the only big side to enter at this round.

Juventus, Sporting Lisbon, Vfb Stuttgart and Galatasaray are all involved in tomorrow’s draw.  Liverpool are the top seeded team in the competition.

The rest of the 2nd Qualifying 1st Legs are being played tonight – the 2nd legs will be played a week today and you can follow the results on the UEFA website.

Draw

Liverpool have been placed in Group 1 for the draw and will face one of the following 5 teams (matches undecided).

Stabæk IF (NOR) or FC Dnepr Mogilev (BLR)
PFC Beroe Stara Zagora (BUL)
FK Rabotnicki (MKD) or FC Mika (ARM)
FC Honka Espoo (FIN) or Bangor City FC (WAL)
NK Zrinjski (BIH) or SP Tre Penne (SMR)

  • JD

    First leg is the 29th July.
    Second leg is 5th August.

  • http://www.f1crazy.moonfruit.com Dominic Smith

    What are the dates? I can’t wait :D
    we are top seeded but we have to start before loads of other teams. Haha, I’m suprised we aren’t behind fulham and the cheats that are forlan’s team (forgot what their called). :D