News : Draw for the Europa League – Frankfurt meets Arsenal, Gladbach on AS Roma – Sport


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Draw for the Europa League - Frankfurt meets Arsenal, Gladbach on AS Roma - Sport


Of the three German teams VfL Wolfsburg caught the probably lightest group. Virgil van Dijk is Europe's Footballer of the Year.

Europa League, draw: Eintracht Frankfurt faces challenging tasks in the Europa League. The semi-finalist of the previous year meets in the group F on the English top club Arsenal FC with former international Mesut Özil, Standard Liege from Belgium and Vitoria Setubal from Portugal. This resulted in the draw on Friday in Monaco. The Hessian football league team had qualified as the third German team for the group stage on Thursday evening thanks to a 3-0 victory in the play-off second leg against Racing Strasbourg.

It has gotten harder Borussia Mönchengladbach. The club plays in the group J AS Rome, İstanbul Başakşehir and the Wolfsberger AC from Austria. On the VfL Wolfsburg, on the other hand, feasible opponents wait. The team of coach Oliver Glasner plays in Group I against KAA Gent from Belgium, the French from AS Saint-Étienne and PFK Olexandrija from the Ukraine.

Uefa, Europe's Footballer of the Year: Virgil van Dijk is Europe's Footballer of the Year 2019. The Dutchman was named the best player on the continent by Uefa on Thursday in Monaco. The 28-year-old from Liverpool is the first Dutchman and the first defender to have since Italy's world champion Fabio Cannavaro 2006 the honor of part. In addition to van Dijk, three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time laureate Lionel Messi had made it to the finals. Van Dijk had a significant share in the Champions League win the team of coach Jürgen Klopp.

In the women's category, English international Lucy Bronze triumphed over French champions and Champions League winner Olympique Lyon. The defender prevailed against her teammates Ada Hegerberg (Norway) and Amandine Henry (France). "We had a fantastic season winning the triples," Bronze said. "Each of my teammates could have received this award today."

Bayern, contract extension: Goalkeeper Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with FC Bayern Munich prematurely by two years. The 31-year-old wants to stay until 30 June 2023 at the German football champions record. Originally, the contract of the captain of the Polish national team ran at the German record champions until June 30, 2021. "Robert is for me the best center-forward in the world and for years a mainstay of our team, so we are very happy that he still long for the Bayern will play, "said chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge according to the announcement on Thursday. Lewandowski was transferred free transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Munich five years ago. In 246 competitive games he scored 197 goals for the Munich. "Bayern has become my sporting home," said Lewandowski. "I am convinced that we will achieve a lot in the next few years." Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic hopes "that he will be able to confirm his outstanding scoring record over the next few years".

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