Russian teams learn their opponents in UEFA Cup group stage

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NYON (Switzerland), October 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's three representatives in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup learnt on Tuesday their opponents in the competition's group stage.

Russian league leaders Zenit St. Petersburg were drawn in Group A with English side Everton, German club Nuremburg, featuring Russian national team player Ivan Saenko, Holland's AZ Alkmaar, and Greek club Larissa, who upset English Premier League side Blackburn in the last round.

Moscow's Lokomotiv, in Group B, will face another Greek side, Panathinaikos, Spanish club Atletico Madrid, Copenhagen, and Scottish side Aberdeen.

In Group E, Spartak Moscow are to play top German side Bayer Leverkusen, Czech team Sparta Prague, French outfit Toulouse, and Swiss club FC Zurich.

Each team will play two matches at home and two away with the group stage starting on October 25, with the top three going through to the knockout rounds.

UEFA CUP DRAW

Group A

AZ Alkmaar

Zenit St Petersburg

Everton

Nuremburg

Larissa

Group B

Panathinaikos

Lokomotiv Moscow

Atletico Madrid

Copenhagen

Aberdeen

Group C

Villarreal

AEK Athens

Fiorentina

Mlada Boleslav

Elfsborg

Group D

Basle

Hamburg

Stade Rennais

Dinamo Zagreb

Brann

Group E

Bayer Leverkusen

Sparta Prague

Spartak Moscow

Toulouse

FC Zurich

Group F

Bayern Munich

Bolton

Braga

Red Star Belgrade

Aris Thessaloniki

Group G

Anderlecht

Tottenham

Getafe

Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Aalborg

Group H

Bordeaux

Austria Vienna

Galatasaray

Panionios

Helsingsborgs

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