City get Juve, tough draw for Sevilla
Big-spending Manchester City face a glamorous duel with Juventus in the UEFA Europa League. Roberto Mancini's side, who booked their place in the group phase with a 3-0 aggregate win over Romanian side Timisoara last night, can now look forward to taking on the Turin giants, Austrian champions Salzburg and Polish kings Lech Poznan in Group A.
Five-time European champions Liverpool have been drawn against Steaua Bucharest in Group K, along with Napoli and Utrecht, who knocked out Celtic last night.
Atletico Madrid, who defeated Fulham to win the 2009/10 Europa League, will take on Bayer Leverkusen, Rosenborg and Aris. Zenit, the 2007/08 UEFA Cup winners, are in Group G alongside Anderlecht, AEK and Hajduk Split.
Sevilla, who won back-to-back UEFA Cup crowns in 2006 and 2007 but missed out on this term's UEFA Champions League after losing a play-off to Braga, are in the same group as Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Karpaty Lviv.
PSV, who were champions of Europe in 1988, have been drawn into Group I alongside Italian side Sampdoria, Metalist Kharkiv of Ukraine and Hungarian outfit Debrecen. Swiss side Young Boys, knocked out of the Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, were drawn last into Group H alongside Stuttgart, Getafe and Motherwell's conquerors Odense.
Group C features Sporting, Lille, Levski Sofia and Gent, while Villarreal will take on Club Brugge, Dinamo Zagreb and PAOK in Group D. AZ, losing UEFA Cup finalists in 1981, were first out of the hat in Group E and will take on Dinamo Kiev, BATE Borisov and Sheriff Tiraspol.
The UEFA Cup winners of 2005, CSKA Moscow, face Italian side Palermo, Sparta Prague and Lausanne in Group F, while 2003 champions Porto are up against Besiktas, CSKA Sofia and Rapid Vienna, who knocked out Aston Villa last night.