Leicester City kickoff Kickoff at Leicester City

Here is the schedule for the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League.

(Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning Groundhopper Guides may receive some compensation if you make a purchase after clicking one of these links.)

(Updated 12-14-2020; we now have the Round of 32 UEFA Europa League Draw, which includes Leicester City, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.)

Skip ahead to the current phase.

This year, three teams from England started in the Europa League: Arsenal and Leicester City went straight into the group stages, while Tottenham Hotspur started in the Second Qualifying Round. So I’ll pick up the schedule there.

Here is more on the UEFA Europa League.

Second Qualifying Round: September 17

Teams played a single game. Winners advanced to the Third Qualifying Round. Spurs won here, 2-1 against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Third Qualifying Round: September 24

The draw for this round was held September 1, and teams again played a single game. Winners advanced to the Playoff Round. Spurs beat Shkendija in Macedonia, 3-1, in this round.

Playoff Round: October 1

Spurs go marching on! The draw for this round was held September 18, and teams once again played a single game. Winners advance to the Group Stage. Tottenham destroyed Maccabi Haifa of Israel, 7-2.

watch stream europa league soccer Paramount+ tv online usa

All Europa League (and Champions League) games are available in the US on CBS’s streaming service, Paramount+.

Europa League Group Stage Matchups

And finally, here we are!

The draw for the group stages, with eight groups of four, was held October 2. Each team plays the other three teams in its group, home and away, on the following dates, and then the top two in each group go on to the knockout round.

Arsenal are in Group B with Rapid Wien of Vienna, Molde of Norway, and Dundalk of Ireland.

Leicester City are in Group G with Braga of Portugal, AEK of Greece and Zorya Luhanks of Ukraine.

Tottenham are in Group J with Ludogrets of Bulgaria, LASK of Austria, and Antwerp of Belgium.

See the whole Europa League Draw at UEFA.com.

Europa League Group Stage Schedule

empty Europa League soccer stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will see Europa League action this season, even if Spurs fans can’t be there.

These are all Thursdays, with teams alternating home and away each week. All the actual fixtures are at UEFA.com.

October 22

October 29

November 5

November 26

December 3

December 10

Related Post: Dates for the 2020-21 Champions League

Round of 32

The draw was held on December 14, and teams will play home-and-away to advance. Find out who all the English clubs will be playing in this round.

February 18

February 24-25 (English teams at home)

Round of 16

The draw will be held on February 26, and teams will play home-and-away to advance.

March 11

March 18


The draw for the quarterfinals, semifinals and final will be held on March 19. Teams will play home-and-away to advance through the quarters and semis.

April 8

April 15


April 29

May 6

2020-21 Europa League Final

May 26, 2021 in Gdańsk, Poland

Are You Looking to Attend an English Soccer Game?

Check out my Consulting and Ticket Services

Order The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England


Subscribe to my “Groundhopper” newsletter

Learn more about English soccer: