It’s a Hammer group. YB hits in the Europa League to Porto, Feyenoord and Glasgow Rangers. “For us it is a huge sporting challenge, which we gladly take on,” says coach Gerry Seoane. “We have digested the qualification to the elimination from the Champions League and look with good feelings forward.”
Christian Fassnacht is looking forward to the adventure: “We have followed up the draw with the whole team. Our group could be part of the name also the Champions League. We will do everything possible to represent the Swiss football well.”
YB starts at 19. September with the away game at Porto in the Europa League. Gianluca Gaudino knows the Portuguese: “With Bayern I was allowed to be in the knockout Phase with Porto this; this is an imposing stadium with an impressive audience.”
The first home game of the Bernese ride on 3. October against Glasgow Rangers. The coach of the Scots? Football Legend Steven Gerrard.
The Basel need to get in the Europa League against Krasnodar, Getafe and Trabzonspor. Captain Valentin Stocker is confident: “The group is very strong, but also “doable.” Anyway, we are confident that we can in a European winter, if we deliver at home super games and the away one or the other point to take away.”
The FCB starts at 19. September, at home against Krasnodar.
Lugano, with a lot of bad luck
Lugano with Dynamo Kiev, Copenhagen and Malmö FF is probably the most unattractive group of the Swiss. The Ticino’s start with the away game in Copenhagen in the competition.
Seville APOEL Karabakh Dudelange
Dynamo Kiev FC Copenhagen Malmö FF FC Lugano
FC Basel FK Krasnodar Getafe Trabzonspor
Sporting Lisbon PSV Eindhoven Rosenborg LASK Linz
Lazio Celtic Glasgow Stade Rennes CFR Cluj
Arsenal Eintracht Frankfurt Standard Liege Vitoria SC
FC Porto BSC Young Boys Feyenoord Rotterdam Glasgow Rangers
CSKA Moscow Ludogorets Razgrad Espanyol Ferencvaros
Wolfsburg KAA Gent AS St-Étienne Oleksandriya
AS Roma Mönchengladbach Istanbul Basaksehir wolfsberger AC
Besiktas SC Braga Wolverhampton Slovan Bratislava
Manchester United Astana Partizan Belgrade AZ Alkmaar