Not relevant to us any more, but Villarreal completely blew it against Real Madrid in the last five minutes of their La Liga game this evening. Conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 and drop out of the Europa League places in Spain. This means that there almost certainly won't be automatic group stage European football for St Johnstone (and similarly wouldn't have been for us had we won today).
Not much consolation for us obviously, but maybe just a little.
While Iíd obviously have preferred to be looking at the Europa League ties, the ECL at least gives us a wider range of potential opponents, and the opportunity to pore over the closing stages of far flung European leagues to see who else has qualified.