August 30, 2019 at 8:25 by Thomas
They will only be two, Stade Rennais and ASSE, since Strasbourg fell into playoffs against Frankfurt this Thursday night (1-0, 0-3). Two French clubs are concerned by the draw of the Europa League 2019-20 group stage which takes place at 13:00 today, since the Forum Grimaldi of Monaco. Rennes and Saint-Etienne will be in the same hat 3, with no guarantee on the level of adversity.
ASSE and Stade Rennais will be in the same hat 3
As we did the day before for the Champions League, we turned to the dedicated application to simulate this draw. This, to get an idea of what could be faced each training engaged in the first phase to 48 teams. If this were to be the case for Saint-Etienne, the operation would be rather affordable, in a group F facing East with the Swiss FC Basel, the Russians of FK Krasnodar and the Hungarians of Ferencváros TC.
Start of the Europa League 2019-20 from 19 September
It could be more difficult for Rennes, against CKSA Moscow in Russia, Braga in Portugal and Slovakia's Slovan Bratislava. Appointment this Friday in the early afternoon to know the full draw. Then on September 19 for the first game of the 2019-20 tournament, until December 12 for the end of the group stage. The first two teams of each will be qualified for the future.