quinta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2009

Europa League: Sporting confirmed in pot 1

After the elimination in the Champions League against Fiorentina, Sporting at least has the consolation of entering the draw for the Europe League in the group of 12 teams strong, precisely those that will be placed in the pot 1. A statute that also applies to Benfica, although it still needs to confirm the finding on Thursday in Ukraine.

Be included in Pot 1 will prevent teams like Shakhtar, Panathinaikos (already established), Werder Bremen, Roma, PSV Eindhoven, Villarreal, Hamburg and Valencia (still in play-off). Course is also ruled out the possibility of a clash between teams from the same country at this stage of the competition.

The National, to overcome the Zenit, will always be in Pot 4.

After the decisions of the play-off Champions League, carried over to the Europa League, as well as Sporting, Panathinaikos, Celtic, Anderlecht, Levski Sofia, Copenhagen, Timisoara, Salzburg, Ventspills and Sheriff Tiraspol. On Thursday the majority will be defined by other configurations that will be in the draw for Friday, 12 noon, in Monaco.

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