Manchester City draw Juventus in Europa League


Manchester City have been paired with Italian giants Juventus in the draw for the group stage of the Europa League, with Salzburg and Lech Poznan completing Group A.

The Citizens have met Juve once before in European competition, in the 1976-77 UEFA Cup, winning 1-0 at Maine Road thanks to a Brian Kidd goal, before going down 2-0 in Turin to lose the first round tie.

Liverpool face a tough test in Group K, where they will take on Steaua Bucharest, Napoli and FC Utrecht.

The Reds have met Steaua once before in the competition, edging a second round tie 2-1 on aggregate in 2003-04, with Harry Kewell scoring an Anfield winner after the first leg in Romania ended 1-1.

Group A: Juventus, Manchester City, Salzburg, Lech Poznan.

Group B: Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Rosenborg, Aris Thessaloniki.

Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Lille, Levski Sofia, Gent.

Group D: Villarreal, Club Brugge, Dinamo Zagreb, PAOK.

Group E: AZ Alkmaar, Dynamo Kyiv, BATE Borisov, Sheriff.

Group F: CSKA Moscow, Palermo, Sparta Prague, Lausanne.

Group G: Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, AEK Athens, Hajduk Split.

Group H: Stuttgart, Getafe, Odense, Young Boys.

Group I: PSV Eindhoven, Sampdoria, Metalist Kharkiv, Debrecen.

Group J: Sevilla, Paris St Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Karpaty Lviv.

Group K: Liverpool, Steaua Bucharest, Napoli, FC Utrecht.

Group L: FC Porto, Besiktas, CSKA Sofia, Rapid Vienna.

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