15 September 2011: Club Atlético de Madrid vs Celtic FC
29 September 2011: Stade Rennais vs Club Atlético de Madrid
20 October 2011: Udinese Calcio vs Club Atlético de Madrid
3 November 2011: Club Atlético de Madrid vs Udinese Calcio
30 November 2011: Celtic FC vs Club Atlético de Madrid
15 December 2011: Club Atlético de Madrid vs Stade Rennais
The draw is concluded.
Falcão assisted the draw and Miodrag Belodedić managed to give us a very tough group. Atlético will be playing Udinese who's one of the most exciting sides in Europe at this point, they might have lost Alexis, Inler and Zapatá but they've replaced those players with players who'll end up giving them plenty of things in return. I've seen all of Stade Rennais games this season and they're also a very good team which we might potentially struggle against as they've got all attributes we usually have a problem with; athleticism, physical presence and a deadly counter attack with Pitroïpa, Boukari, Montaño and Féret on top of everything. Let's wait and see whether M'Vila leaves though, might be a big disadvantage for them.
Finally, we're also playing Celtic since Sion got excluded. The Swiss were handed a transfer ban by FIFA's court called CAS and gone on to sign players while they've played in the preliminaries. It's a very tough draw despite them not being the best these days.
Let's use this thread for the Europa League.