CSKA Moscow's efforts in the UEFA Cup received a great boost as they were drawn into Group H which includes La Liga's Deportivo La Coruña, Feyenoord of the Eredivisie, Ligue 1 Nancy-Lorraine and Polish giant Lech Poznań. For Koni this is likely the most advantageous group and one that could see them finish first.
The competition now enters the Group Stage with the top three clubs surviving to the next round. Divided into eight groups of five clubs, the matches begin on the 23rd of October, continuing on November 6 and 27 and followed-up on 3/4 and 17/18 December. At that time the round of thirty-two will commence with the teams that finished first and third will be paired, with the runners-up meeting the clubs presently competing in the UEFA Champions League.