Your guide to the 2022/23 Europa League draw

Thursday 25 August 2022 11:56

The Europa League group-stage draw is set to take place on Friday and Manchester United will be among this season's top seeds.

UEFA’s ceremony will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, and it will be live streamed on their official website from 12:00 BST. We will also provide live updates in our United App and via

The 32 clubs are seeded into four groups of eight in line with the club coefficient rankings established at the season’s start. Teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other.

In case you didn’t already know, this season’s group-stage will begin on 8 September and it will be completed by 3 November, ahead of the 2022/23 season taking a break for the World Cup.


The group-stage draw will feature 32 clubs and at the time of writing there are 22 confirmed participants, with the rest set to come from Thursday's qualifying matches: 

Roma (ITA)
Manchester United (ENG)
Arsenal (ENG)
Lazio (ITA)
Braga (POR)
Red Star Belgrade (SRB)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Feyenoord (NED)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Rennes (FRA)
Real Sociedad (ESP)
Monaco (FRA)
Qarabag (AZE)
Real Betis (ESP)
Midtjylland (DEN)
Bodo/Glimt (NOR)
Union Berlin (GER)
Freiburg (GER)
Nantes (FRA)
Sturm Graz (AUT)
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)
Trabzonspor (TUR)


Due to our coefficient ranking - based on our performance in European competitions over the last five seasons - United are one of eight clubs that will be seeded in pot one of Friday's draw.

Roma, Arsenal, Lazio, Braga, Red Star Belgrade and Dynamo Kyiv are six of seven confirmed teams alongside us in the first pot and we cannot be grouped with any of those sides. 

The remaining spot will go to Olympiacos if they come out on top of their two-legged play-off tie with Apollon. The second leg will be played on Thursday, with the aggregate scoreline currently at 1-1 after the first encounter.

Feyenoord will be awarded the final pot-one place if Olympiacos fail to progress this evening.


Matchday 1: 8 September 2022
Matchday 2: 15 September 2022
Matchday 3: 6 October 2022
Matchday 4: 13 October 2022
Matchday 5: 27 October 2022
Matchday 6: 3 November 2022


Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February
Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023
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It will take place at Budapest's Puskas Arena on 31 May 2023.

Officially opened in 2019, the 65,000-capacity ground stands on the site of the old Hungarian national team stadium, which was also named in honour of former Honved and Real Madrid forward Ferenc Puskas.

This is the second UEFA final to be staged at the new arena, which previously hosted the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, where Bayern beat Sevilla 2-1 in the traditional season curtain-raiser.