Former Manchester City and Arsenal men Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor would pair up once more as they are set to help Turkish Super League side Istanbul Basaksehir overcome Portuguese side Sporting Clube de Braga, Bulgarian side Ludogrets Razgrad, and German side Hoffenheim in Group C.

The four sides are set to do battle from next month in the group stage of the Europa League.

Sevilla recently saw off competition from the Turkish side in the Champions League qualifier while Liverpool knocked out Hoffenheim to move on.

In Group A, Spanish side Villareal will battle Maccabi Tel Aviv, Astana and Slavia Prague while Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys, Partizan Belgrade and Skenderbeu will clash in Group B.

Group D consists of AC Milan, Austria Vienna, Rijeka, and AEK Athens. Everton would have a field day playing French side Lyon, Serie A side Atalanta and Cyprus clubs Apollon. Group F has Lokomotiv Moscow, Sheriff Tiraspol, Zlin and Copenhagen.

Group G sees FCSB, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Viktporia Plzen and Lugano compete. The Gunners would battle BATE Borisov, Cologne and Crvena Zvezda in Group H. Group I has Marseille, Vitoria SC, Salzburg and Konyaspor.

In Group J, there is Athletic Bilbao, Hertha Berlin, Zorya Luhansk and Ostersund. Group K contains Lazio, Nice, Zulte Waregem and Vitesse. Group L sees Zenit St Petersburg, Real Sociedad, Rosenborg and Vardar Skopje meet.

For now the competition is very open as the tournament has regularly shocked big fishes. The rising star of Turkish football would be seeking at least a quarter final stop after posting good performances of recent.

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