Vitesse in group stage Europa League linked to Lazio and Nice

Vitesse in group stage Europa League linked to Lazio and Nice

Vitesse takes it this season in the group stage of the Europa League against Lazio, OGC Nice and Zulte Waregem. That be the draw on Friday in Monaco.

That means that the Vitesse of trainer Henk Fraser in group K is a number of old acquaintances meet. In the Italian Lazio are Stefan the Free and Ricardo Kishna under contract and Wesley Sneijder plays since this summer in France for Nice.

Sandy Walsh is the only Dutchman at Zulte Waregem, but the Turkish Belgian Onur Kaya attended the youth academy of Vitesse and played between 2005 and 2010 eighty games in the first team. Old-Eredivisiespelers Timothy Derijck and Davy De Fauw are also on the payroll at the ‘Essevee’, last season’s number three in Belgium.

Vitesse will begin the European adventure on Thursday 14 september with a home match against Lazio. Two weeks later, the first away game, in and against Nice. Then comes Zulte Waregem on 19 October on a visit in Arnhem.

On november 2, following the second leg in Belgium. Three weeks later Fraser with his selection to Rome, to the group stage on 7 demceber finish with a home game against Nice in their own Gelredome.

The official result of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Group Stage draw!
Most competitive group? #UELdraw


Time of placing
11:40 – August 25, 2017


The people from arnhem did in the season 2002/2003 for the last time in a European tournament. When it turned out Liverpool a bit too big in the third round of the UEFA Cup. In 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 were the preliminaries of the Europa League, the terminus for Vitesse.

The cup winner is the only Dutch participant in the second European tournament, after PSV, FC Utrecht and Ajax in the preliminary rounds were turned off by, respectively, NK Osijek, Zenit St. Petersburg and Rosenborg.

For the first time since the season 1961/1962 to come after August, but two Dutch clubs in Europe. Feyenoord was Thursday when the draw for the Champions League linked with Napoli, Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk.


Ronald Koeman, Davy Klaassen and Maarten Stekelenburg agreed to) cast lots with Everton against Olympique Lyon of Kenny Tete, the Atalanta Bergamo of Marten de Roon and Hans Hateboer and Apollon Limassol from Cyprus.

Zenit and Rosenborg, Thursday is still responsible for the elimination of FC Utrecht and Ajax, sitting together in group L. They compete for two tickets to the knock-out stages with the Spanish Real Sociedad and the Macedonian Vardar.

Group C also has the necessary Dutch contribution. Eljero Elia comes with Istanbul Basaksehir the German Hoffenheim Justin ‘ compatriots Jody Lukoki and Virgil Misidjan of Ludogorets and finally the Portuguese SC Braga against.

Arsenal fight with BATE Borisov (belarus), FC Köln (Germany) and Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) to the top two spots in group H, and AC Milan was in group D linked to Austria Wien (Austria), HNK Rijeka (Croatia) and AEK Athens (Greece).

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