Dundalk Draw Arsenal in Group Stage
Dundalk’s prize for their outstanding achievement in reaching the group stages of the Europa League is a glamour tie against Premier League giants Arsenal.
The Lilywhites will also face Norwegian side Molde and Austrian club Rapid Vienna in Group B as they embark on their second Europa League group stage campaign in five seasons.
The draw for the Europa League group stages have taken place.
We will face Arsenal, Rapid Vienna and Molde in Group B.#CmonTheTown #UEL pic.twitter.com/mJpCbKp39X
— DundalkFC (@DundalkFC) October 2, 2020
Filippo Giovagnoli had expressed a desire to head to London and face off against Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, but he will have to make do instead with their North London rivals, who were runners up in 2019.
Celtic, Spurs and Leicester also involved
Celtic meanwhile have been drawn in Group H alongside AC Milan who beat Shamrock Rovers in the qualifiers, Czech team Sparta Prague and Lille from France.
Spurs will play in Group J of the competition and will face Ludogorets from Bulgaria, LASK of Austria and Belgian club Royal Antwerp, as Jose Mourinho sets out to try and win the competition for a third time after successes with Porto and Manchester United.
Brendan Rodgers will lead his Leicester City team into Group G alongside Braga, AEK Athens of Greece and Ukranian outfit Zorya Luhansk.
The competition will begin on October 22.