Winners and Losers from the Europa League Group-Stage Draw

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Winners and Losers from the Europa League Group-Stage Draw
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The group-stage draw for the 2014-15 Europa League took place on Friday in Monaco, with 48 teams intrigued to finally find out which continental opponents they will clash with over the next few months.

The draw, undertaken by French World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff and former Poland goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek, threw up some interesting contests and compelling groups, which should lead to a competitive and surprising first full stage of the competition.

For ease of reference, here is how the final groups panned out:

Group A: Villarreal, Gladbach, Zurich, Apollon
Group B: FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Torino, HJK
Group C: Tottenham, Besiktas, Partizan, Asteras
Group D: Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, Astra

Group E: PSV Eindhoven, Panathinaikos, Estoril, Dinamo Moscow
Group F: Inter Milan, Dnipro, St-Etienne, Qarabag
Group G: Sevilla, Standard Liege, Feyenoord, Rijeka
Group H: Lille, Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar

Group I: Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys, Slovan Bratislava
Group J: Dynamo Kiev, Steaua Bucharest, Rio Ave, AaB
Group K: Fiorentina, PAOK, Guingamp, Dinamo Minsk
Group L: Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw, Lokeren 

Read on for analysis of some of the winners and losers from Friday's draw.

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