In what appears to be Nigerian players’ affairs, Leicester City comparing Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will face Victor Osimhen of Napoli after being handed a tough Europa League group stage draw.
The Foxes joined Napoli in Group C from Pot 2, and will also have to face a long trip to Russia to play Spartak Moscow.
In addition to these tough assignments, Brendan Rodgers’ side will also battle with Polish side Legia Warsaw.
West Ham, meanwhile, should have a more straightforward time of things, having drawn Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna.
The Croatians were among the teams out of Pot 1 that Hammers fans will have fancied their chances against.
While Belgians Genk and Austrians Rapid provide winnable match-ups for David Moyes’ team.
Scottish champions Rangers will face a pair of tough clashes with Lyon.
While Steven Gerrard’s men will also return to Czech Republic to play Sparta Prague, following last season’s unsavoury experience against Sparta’s rivals Slavia.
Europa League Groups
Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, BrondbyGroup B: Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad, Sturm GrazGroup C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow, Legia WarsawGroup D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal AntwerpGroup E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, GalatasarayGroup F: Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Ludogorets, MidtjyllandGroup G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, FerencvarosGroup H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Vienna
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