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.

“Feasible” FCB-group

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