six clubs were in the same group of last season 2022/2023 Uefa Europa league,and co-incidentally appears in the same group of this season 2023/2024 UCL.
Arsenals start their Europa league journey last season in the Group A,paired with PSV,BODO/GLIMT and FC ZURICH.
The gunners tops the group with 15 points, won 5 and lost 1 scoring 8 goals and conceded 3 after 6 games in the group stage.with their incredible form in both local and European competition,Arsenal were one of the club pundits believe could win the trophy.But Sporting CP,make sure that would not be achieved by eliminating them on 5-3 on penalties after both legs ended in a drawn game 2:2 and 1:1 respectively.
Arsenals regained its UCL status following their impressive run in the EPL 2022/2023 season by placing 2nd on the league table,in fact Arsenal lost grip of the EPL trophy to Man City in just some few games to end the season.Arsenal were console with the return to the UCL for quite some few seasons.
PSV in the same group A, with Arsenal topping, they took advantage of the 2nd position with 13 points,winning 4,drew 1 and lost 1,scored 15 and conceded 4.A
fter the qualification from the group PSV was eliminated by Sevilla the eventual winners in the knockout stage 3-2 on aggregate.
which Sevilla won the first Leg 3:0 whiles PSV also won the 2nd Leg 2:0PSV gained spot in the group stage of the uefa champions league after finishing second in the Dutch Eridivisie.that only does not guaranteed an automatic place,but through the play offs after humiliating SK Sturm Graz 7-2 on aggregate
And Glasgow Rangers on 7- 3 on aggregate. Drew 2-2 away at the Ibrox stadium and thrashed them 5-1 at the Philips Stadion.
The English giant have not been
consistent in the UCL of late and last season wasn’t an exception,as the Red Devils again commence their European journey in Uefa Europa League.,which they paired in Group E with Real Sociedad,FC Sherrif and Omonia NicosiaUnited finished 2nd behind Real Sociedad accumulating 15 points ,won 5 and lost 1,Scored 10 and conceded 3.
Manchester United eliminated Barcelona in the knockout stage play off round in aggregate 4:3 advancing to the round 16 stage.which they played another Spanish club in the shape of Real Betis and once again won on 5:1 on aggregate.
Manchester United were tips of winning the trophy by most pundits.But that ambition halted after they were beaten by Sevilla 5:2 on aggregate in the quarter final.
The red devils resumes to the champions league group stage by finishing 3rd in the Premier League.
Real Sociedad were the winners of group(E)with Manchester United,FC Sherriff and Omonia Nicosia.they won 5 games and lost only 1 to Man U.amassing a total of 15 points.which they scored 10 and concedes 2.they had same statistics with manchester United but only a goal separated them.
Real Sociedad after the impressive run in the group stage, they faced Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma in the knockout stage play offs but their best wasn’t enough to merit a progression to the next stage.they lost on 2:0 aggregate.They managed to place 4th in the La Liga to make sure they qualified to the champions league group stage.
The Berlin based club played in
european competition for a very long time.Union Berlin were grouped(F) with Braga,Union Saint Gilloisee and Malmo FF.union Berlin won 4 and lost 2 ,they placed 2nd with 12 points.They shocked Ajax by beaten them in the play off with aggregate score of 3:1.
But their dream was ended by Union Saint Gilloisee defeated by 6:3 on aggregate.
Union Berlin did the unexpected by qualifying to the champions league for the first time in the clubs history which they ranked 4th in the Bundes Liga.
The Portuguese side were paired in the same Group D, with Union Berlin ,Malmo FF and Royal Union saint-Gilloissee.
The Braguista managed to win 3 drew 1 and lost twice.accumulating a total of 10 points but was not enough to advance into the knockout stages after finishing 3rd on the table.
Braga finished 3rd in the Dutch Eridivisie .Allowing them to qualify to participate in the play-offs of the Uefa Champions League group stages.The first hurdle was against Serbian side FK TSC BACKA TOPOLA
.Braga hosted and defeated them 3:0 in the first leg and 4:1 away at the Stadium Stadion Senta Serbia 7:1 aggregate.
Braga went on to get the edge over Greek side Panathinakos by them 3:1 aggregate after the two legs.in the last knock round into the group stages of the UCL.
Lazio were placed in group F of the 2022/23 europa league season which consisted of Feyenoord,Midjtlland and Sturm Graz.Obvious Lazio were expected by pundits, if not to top the group,at least be able to sail through to the knock out phase.
But surprisingly,Lazio placed 3rd in the group,with 8 points won 2,drew 2 and lost 2.with 11 goals scored against and Scores 9.The LE AQUILE(The Eagles) lost out in the group with just a goal differences after all teams shared the same points 8.
But they fought hard to place 2nd in the Italian SERIE A to regain Champions League status.
Feyenoord topped group F,which involved Lazio,Midjtland and Sturm Graz as listed already above.Won 2,drew 2 and Lost 2.scoring 13 whiles concedes 9 times.
The points build up indicates how competitive was the group,All the clubs had the same points ‘8’ and the positions were determined by goal differences.
The Dutch side face Shaktar Donetsk in the play offs of the knockout stage, Feyenoord had a 1 all draw away and won heavily 7:1 at the Stadium Feijenoored.
But José Mourinho’s AS. Roma and the eventual finalist ended the Pride of Rotterdam’s dream of achieving an European success.
Each side won on home grounds but Roma got the nod by aggregate of 4:2
.Feyenoord Rotterdam got an automatic qualification to the Champions League 2023/2024 by emerging as the winners of the 2022/2023 Dutch Eridivisie.
9.Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
The Serbian side were placed at the buttom of group H with AS Monaco,Trabzonspor and Ferencvaros.in which they were able to record only 6 points,won 2 and lost 4,with 9 g0als and conceded 11.
Crvena Zvezda won the Serbian Championship to gain an automatic qualification into the group stages of the champions league 2o23/2024 season.
six teams with two each in a group,which were in the same group in the Europa league 2022/2023 season, co incidentally appears in the same group in the 2023/2024 champions league.
Arsenal and PSV were in the same group A and B of the Champions League and the Europa League respectively
Sporting Braga paired with Union Berlin in group D of the Europa League and group C in the Champions League.
Whiles,Lazio and Feyenoord too made up of group F in the Europa League 2022/23 and E in the Champions League 2023/2024