UEFA Europa League Draw: Leicester, Napoli in Group C, West Ham grouped with Genk; check out complete draw – The UEFA Europa League draws have been completed. There are 2 clubs from the Premier League as West Ham United makes its debut in the Europa League. They are in Group H with Genk, Dinamo, and Rapid Wein. On the other hand, Leicester City has a tough draw with Napoli, Spartak Moskva, and Warszaw. Gerard Moreno has won the UEFA Europa League Player of the Season.
UEFA Europa League Draw:
West Ham United
UEFA Europa League Player of the Season: Gerard Moreno
Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno finished ahead of Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani to be named the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season.
The 29-year-old finished ahead of Manchester United pair Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani to win the fifth edition of the award, which was announced during the UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Istanbul. Villarreal’s leading marksman for the past two seasons, Gerard Moreno showcased his attacking wiles on the international stage with seven goals and five assists in 12 outings to become Europa League top scorer as Villarreal claimed their first major European honor.
Gerard Moreno is also the first player to score 30+ goals for Villarreal in a single season in all competitions since Giuseppe Rossi in 2010/11.
A jury was formed of the coaches of the 48 clubs in last season’s group stage, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each UEFA member association.
Jury members picked their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.
@3:47 PM: Giorgio Marchetti is here to kick off the draw
@3:40 PM: Andres becomes the 2021/22 ambassador of the Europa League
@3:30 PM: Nominees for the UEFA Europa Player of the year goes to Gerard Moreno.
The teams to have already qualified for the Europa League group stage are:
Czech Republic: Sparta Prague
Spain: Real Sociedad, Real Betis
England: Leicester City, West Ham
France: Lyon, Marseille
Germany: Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen
Italy: Napoli, Lazio
Russia: Lokomotiv Moskow, Spartak Moskow
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When does the UEL group stage take place?
Matchday 1: 16 September
Matchday 2: 30 September
Matchday 3: 21 October
Matchday 4: 4 November
Matchday 5: 25 November
Matchday 6: 9 December