When the draw for the group stage of the Europa League is Anderlecht in pot 1. Racing Genk and Standard are in the second jar to be found. AA Gent is to be found in pot 3.
For the subdivision into pots when the draw is to look at the UEFA ranking of the clubs. Purple and white cannot avoid by his protected status of top teams such as Manchester United and Inter Milan. Clubs from the same country can not meet in the group stage.
The draw takes place in Monaco and starts at 13 hours.
The four pots
Pot 1: FC Schalke 04, Zenit St.-Petersburg, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletico Bilbao, Olympiacos, FC Villarreal, Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, Fiorentina, RSC Anderlecht, Viktoria Plzen.
Pot 2: AZ, Braga, Salzburg, AS Roma, Fenerbahçe, Sparta Prague, PAOK Saloniki, Steaua Bucharest, Racing Genk, ALAKE Nicosia, Standard Liege and Saint-Étienne.
Pot 3: AA Gent, Young Boys, Krasnodar, Rapid Vienna, Slovan Liberec, Celta Vigo, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Feyenoord, Austria Wien, 1. FSV Mainz, FC Zurich, Southampton.
Pot 4: Panathinaikos, Sassuolo, Qarabag, Astana, Nice, Zorya Luhansk, Astra Giurgiu, Konyaspor, Osmanlispor, Qäbälä, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Dundalk.
The first match of the group stage will take place on 15 september. The first two of each of the 12 groups of four teams are assured of a European winter. The final will be on may 24, 2017 in the Swedish Solna. (Belga/KVDA)