F91 Dudelange’s reward for getting to the group stage of the Europa League is two matches against Italian giants AC Milan.
The draw for the Europa League has pitted Luxembourg’s first ever representative in the group stages of the competition against one of the most famous names in club football. AC Milan will have to visit Luxembourg to play F91 Dudelange, most likely at the Josy Barthel stadium. And F91’s players will get to strut their stuff at the famous San Siro stadium in Milan.
As The Guardian put it when reporting live on the draw on Friday afternoon: "Maybe the stand-out game of the whole draw though, is FC Dudelange--the first team from Luxembourg to reach this stage of a European competition--facing yer actual AC Milan. The Italians might not be what they used to be, but still. Mercy."
Dudelange's other opponents in the four-team Group F are no slouches either--Real Betis of Spain and Olympiakos of Greece. The six matches of the group stage are held between 20 September and 13 November. The final will be held in Baku’s Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on 29 May.