Istanbul – ŠK Slovan Bratislava footballers will meet FC Copenhagen, PAOK Thessaloniki and Lincoln Red Imps in Group F of the European Conference League. Competitors from Denmark, Greece and Gibraltar took the first draw of the group stage of the new competition in Istanbul on Friday.
The defending champion Slovakia, who moved to the English Premier League, after failing in the European League qualifiers, finished in the third performance basket. The first round will take place on Thursday, September 16, and the last sixth on December 9. Only the winners from all eight groups will advance directly to the Round of 16, where the second-placed teams battle it out in the 16th final in February against the third-placed teams in the EL groups. The final match of the first edition of the third most prestigious European club competition will take place on May 25 in Tirana, Albania.
Slovan has had successful experiences with two opponents in the recent past. PAOK eliminated EL in the playoffs in the 2019/2020 season, when they reached the group stage. He has already competed twice with Lincoln this year, in the third preliminary round, EL advanced thanks to a 3:1 victory on the opponent’s home ground, which was followed by a 1:1 home draw.
The winner of the qualifiers MŠK ilina will face FK Jablonec with Slovakian midfielder Jakub Považanec, AZ Alkmaar, CFR Kluž and FC Randers in Group D. Another Czech representative for Slavia Prague, with Slovaks Jakub Hrumada and Ivan Schranz, will play in ‘Ek’ against Feyenoord Rotter With Robert Poznik, Union Berlin and McCabe Heave. FC Basel, Karabac and Kagrat Almaty await Cypriot Omonoya Nicosia, whose jersey is worn by Tomas Houpin and Michel Torich.
EKL 2021/2022 Group Stage Draw:
Group A: LASK Linz, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Alashkert Yerevan, Helsinki Helsinki.
Group B: KAA Gent, Partizan Belgrade, Flora Tallinn, Anorthosis Famagusta
Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk, CSKA Sofia, FK Bodo / Glimt
Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj, FK Jablonec, FC Randers
Electronic group: Slavia Prague, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Union Berlin, Maccabi Haifa
Group F: FC Copenhagen, PAOK Thessaloniki, ŠK SLOVAN BRATISLAVA, Lincoln Red Imps
Group G: Tottenham Hotspur, Rennes, Vitesse Arnhem, No Mora
Group H: FC Basel, FK Karabach, Kajrat Almaty, Omonoia Nicosia
EKL calendar 2021/2022:
September 16: The first round of the group stage
September 30: The second round of the group stage
October 21: The third round of the group stage
November 4: Fourth round of the group stage
November 25: The fifth round of the group stage
December 9: Sixth round of the group stage
December 13: Draw for the 16th Final
February 17 and 24: 16 finals
February 25: Final Eight Draw
March 10-17: Round of 16
March 18: Draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals
April 7-14: Quarter-finals
April 28, May 5: Semi-finals
May 25: Final (Tirana)
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