UEFA Europa League

Formerly known as the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Europa League is the secondary club competition in Europe behind the UEFA Champions League. Clubs that qualify are usually the runners-up of domestic top-flight leagues, along with domestic cup competition winners.

Founded in 1971, the competition has seen Sevilla be the most successful, having won the competition five times.


There is a Preliminary Round, three Qualifying Round’s and a Play-off round between June and August before 48 teams compete in the Group Stage of the competition, lasting from September to December.

12 group winners and 12 runners-up then enter the knockout phase, along with eight 3rd place teams from the UEFA Champions League. The knockout phase runs from February to May, culminating in the Final in late May.

Winners of the UEFA Europa League play against the Champions League winner in the UEFA Super Cup, whilst also earning a place in the following season’s UEFA Champions League.

2019-2020 UEFA Europa League

The 48 teams that are competing in the 2019-2020 Europa League are listed below. Click the links (where available) for a guide to visiting each stadium.

Group A

Sevilla (Spain) – Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus) – GSP Stadium

Qarabag (Azerbaijan) – Azersun Arena

F91 Dudelange (Luxembourg) – Stade Jos Nosbaum

Group B

Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) – NSC Olimpiyskiy

FC Copenhagen (Denmark) – Telia Parken

Malmo FF (Sweden) – Stadion

Lugano (Switzerland) – Cornaredo Stadium

Group C

Basel (Switzerland) – St. Jakob-Park

Krasnodar (Russia) – Krasnodar Stadium

Getafe (Spain) – Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Trabzonspor (Turkey) – Medical Park Stadyumu

Group D

Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) – Estádio José Alvalade

PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) – Philips Stadion

Rosenborg (Norway) – Lerkendal Stadion

LASK Linz (Austria) – Waldstadion & Linzer Stadion

Group E

Lazio (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico

Celtic (Scotland) – Celtic Park

Rennes (France) – Roazhon Park

Cluj (Romania) – Dr. Constantin Rădulescu

Group F

Arsenal (England) – Emirates Stadium

Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) – Commerzbank-Arena

Standard Liege (Belgium) – Stade Maurice Dufrasne

Vitória de Guimarães (Portugal) – Estádio D. Afonso Henriques

Group G

Porto (Portugal) – Estádio do Dragão

Young Boys (Switzerland) – Stade de Suisse

Feyenoord (Netherlands) – De Kuip

Rangers (Scotland) – Ibrox Stadium

Group H

CSKA Moscow (Russia) – VEB Arena

Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria) – Ludogorets Arena

Espanyol (Spain) – RCDE Stadium

Ferencvaros (Hungary) – Groupama Aréna

Group I

Wolsfburg (Germany) – Volkswagen Arena

Gent (Belgium) – Ghelamco Arena

Saint-Etienne (France) – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

Olexandriya (Ukraine) – CSC Nika

Group J

Roma (Italy) – Stadio Olimipico

Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany) – Borussia-Park

Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey) – Fatih Terim Stadium

Wolfsberger AC (Austria) – Lavanttal-Arena

Group K

Besiktas (Turkey) – Vodafone Park

Braga (Portugal) – Estádio Municipal de Braga

Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) – Tehelné pole

Wolverhampton Wanderers (England) – Molineux Stadium

Group L

Manchester United (England) – Old Trafford

FC Astana (Kazakhstan) – Astana Arena

Partizan Belgrade (Serbia) – Partizan Stadium

AJ Alkmaar (Netherlands) – AFAS Stadion

2019-2020 Match Days

19th September 2019: Matchday one

3rd October 2019: Matchday two

24th October 2019: Matchday three

7th November 2019: Matchday four

28th November 2019: Matchday five

12th December 2019: Matchday six

16th December 2019: Round of 32 draw

20th February 2019: Round of 32 first legs

27th February 2019:  Round of 32 second legs

28th February 2019: Round of 16 draw

12th March 2019: Round of 16 first legs

19th March 2019:  Round of 16 second legs

20th March 2019: Quarter-finals and semi-finals draw

9th April 2019: Quarter-finals first leg

16th April 2019: Quarter-finals second leg

30th April 2019: Semi-finals first leg

7th May 2019: Semi-finals second leg

27th May 2019: Final (Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland)

UEFA Europa League Final Guides

Guides to upcoming UEFA Europa League Final’s can be viewed here.

2019-2020 UEFA Europa League Final: 27 May 2020 – Stadion Energa Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland)

2020-2021 UEFA Europa League Final: 26 May 2021 – Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Seville, Spain)

More Information

Official UEFA Europa League Website:  www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/index.html

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