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2023/24 Europa League and Europa Conference League draws

1 Sep 2023
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Premier League clubs found out who they are playing in the competitions following the respective group stage draws

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The three Premier League clubs in the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League were given contrasting fortunes as the draw for the the group stage was made, with Brighton & Hove Albion arguably given the toughest challenge.

Premier League clubs' UEL groups
Group A Group B Group E
West Ham Ajax Liverpool
Olympiacos Marseille LASK
Freiburg Brighton  Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Backa Topola AEK Toulouse 

In their European debut, after last season's sixth-place finish in the Premier League, Brighton will have been handed fixtures against experienced European practitioners in Ajax, Marseille and AEK Athens.

Liverpool, back in the competition for the first time since 2016, have been given a more favourable group, as they take on Austrian club LASK, Belgium's Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and Toulouse, of France. 

There could be a family reunion when Liverpool play Union Saint-Gilloise, as Alexis Mac Allister's brother Kevin Mac Allister plays for them.

The Belgian team's players seemed happy when they learnt that they would be playing Liverpool, as the club posted a reaction from them. 

West Ham United, who qualified after winning last season's UEFA Europa Conference League, have been paired with Olympiacos, of Greece, German club Freiburg and Serbian team Backa Topola.

Dates for UEL group stage matches

Thursday 21 September
17:45 LASK v Liverpool
20:00 Brighton v AEK Athens
20:00 West Ham v Backa Topola

Thursday 5 October
17:45 Freiburg v West Ham
17:45 Marseille v Brighton
20:00 Liverpool v Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

Thursday 26 October
17:45 Olympiacos v West Ham
20:00 Brighton v Ajax
20:00 Liverpool v Toulouse

Thursday 9 November
17:45 Ajax v Brighton
17:45 Toulouse v Liverpool
20:00 West Ham v Olympiacos

Thursday 30 November
17:45 AEK Athens v Brighton
17:45 Backa Topola v West Ham
20:00 Liverpool v LASK

Thursday 14 December
17:45 Royale Union Saint-Gilloise v Liverpool
20:00 West Ham v Freiburg
20:00 Brighton v Marseille

The final will take place on 22 May 2024 at Dublin Arena.

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Aston Villa have been drawn against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, who reached the semi-finals of the competition last season, Poland's Legia Warsaw and Bosnia & Herzegovina outfit HSK Zrinjski. 

Unai Emery's side booked their place in the group stage after an emphatic 8-0 aggregate win over Hibernian in the playoff round. 

Dates for UEL group stage matches

Thursday 21 September
17:45 Legia Warsaw v Aston Villa

Thursday 5 October
20:00 Aston Villa v HSK Zrinjski

Thursday 26 October
17:45 AZ Alkmaar v Aston Villa

Thursday 9 November
20:00 Aston Villa v AZ Alkmaar

Thursday 30 November
20:00 Aston Villa v Legia Warsaw

Thursday 14 December
17:45 HSK Zrinjski v Aston Villa

The Agia Sofia Stadium in Athens will host the final which will take place on 29 May 2024.

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