Medipol Başakşehir's bid for a first Europa League title continues in a group with Braga, Ludogorets and Hoffenheim. The other Turkish team Atiker Konyaspor will go to Austria to face Salzburg and also plays Marseille and Vitoria.
Tough groups included the pool of Lyon, Everton, Atalanta and Apollon Limassol, and top-seeded Lazio with Nice, Zulte Waregem and Vitesse.Zenit St. Petersburg, the 2008 UEFA Cup winner, was grouped with Real Sociedad, Rosenborg - which eliminated Ajax in the playoffs on Thursday - and Vardar of Macedonia.
The top two teams in each group advance to a Round of 32 which includes eight third-place teams from Champions league groups. Games kick off Sept. 14, and Lyon hosts the final on May 16.