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Tough teams await Norwegian in European League

RosenborgRosenborg's Tore Reginiussen, right, celebrates with teammate Mike Jensen, left, after scoring the team's second goal during the Europa League play-off, second leg soccer match between Shkendija and Rosenborg, at Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Rosenborg and Sarpsborg are both seeded on the lower level before Friday’s draw of the European team’s group play.It’s made up of tough groups.


Of the 48 teams ready for the squad, Sevilla has the highest club coefficient with 113.0, Sarpsborg the lowest with 3,485.Rosenborg has 9.0, which ranks the club in 38th place, but it was not good enough to raise their seed level.

Zenit St. Petersburg, who beat Molde, is the fourth highest ranked team in the European League.

Ståle Solbakkens FC Copenhagen is seeded at level 2, while Malmö is at level 3. It is therefore possible to get inter Nordic matches in the group stage.

Level 1:
Sevilla (Spain), Arsenal (England), Chelsea (England), Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), Leverkusen (Germany), Dinamo Kiev (Ukraine), Besiktas (Turkey), Salzburg (Austria), Olympiakos (Greece), Villarreal (Spain), Anderlecht (Belgium), Lazio (Italy).

Level 2:
Sporting Lisboa (Portugal), Ludogorets (Bulgaria),FC København(Denmark), Marseille (France), Celtic (Scotland), PAOK (Greece), Milan (Italy), Genk (Belgium), Fenerbahçe (Turkey), Krasnodar(Russia), Astana (Kazakhstan), Rapid Wien (Austria).

Level 3:
Betis (Spain), Qarabag (Azerbaijan), BATE Borisov (Belarus), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), Leipzig (Germany), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Malmö (Sweden), Spartak Moscow (Russia), Standard Liège (Belgium) Zurich (Switzerland), Bordeaux (France), Rennes (France).

Level 4:
Apollon Limassol (Cyprus), Rosenborg (Norway), Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine), Slavia Praha (Czech Republic), Akhisarspor (Turkey), Jablonec (Czech Republic), AEK Larnaka (Cyprus), Vidi (Hungary), Rangers (Scotland), Dudelange (Luxembourg), Spartak Trnava (Slovakia), Sarpsborg (Norway).


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