Europa League draw: Spurs to face Besiktas, Everton will play Lille, Celtic draw Salzburg

Spurs booked their place in the group stage with a 3-0 win against AEL. Photo: PA

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal's recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of the Europa League.

The Gunners edged past Besiktas over two legs in the Champions Leagiue play-offs, with Slaven Bilic's side dropping down to become top seeds in the secondary competition where they face a return to North London.

Also on the agenda for Mauricio Pochettino's side are trips to Serbia's Partizan Belgrade and Greek side Asteras.

Everton, coming from pot three at the draw in Monaco, have a tough draw in Group H, where they play a Lille side spearheaded by on-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi and Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg as well as a tricky journey to Russia's Krasnodar.

Scottish champions Celtic avoided meeting Legia Warsaw, the side who they controversially beat in Champions League qualifying due to a technicality, and take the second seed in Group D alongside Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb and Astra Giurgiu.

The first round of fixtures will take place on September 18th 2014.

GROUP A: Villarreal, Monchengladbach, Zurich, Apollon

GROUP B: Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Torino, HJK

GROUP C: Spurs, Besiktas, Partizan, Asteras

GROUP D: Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, Astra

GROUP E: PSV, Panathinaikos, Estoril, Dinamo Moscow

GROUP F: Inter Milan, Dnipro, St-Etienne, Qarabag

GROUP G: Sevilla, Standard Liege, Feyenoord, Rijeka

GROUP H: Lille, Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar

GROUP I: Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys, Slovan Bratislava

GROUP J: Dynamo Kiev, Steaua, Rio Ave, AaB

GROUP K: Fiorentina, PAOK, Guingamp. Dinamo Minsk

GROUP L: Metalist, Trabzonspur, Legia, Lokeren