Here is the schedule for the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League.
(Updated 10-2-2020; skip ahead to the Group Stage Draw)
This year, three teams from England will be competing: Arsenal and Leicester City will go straight into the group stages, while Tottenham Hotspur started in the Second Qualifying Round. So I’ll pick up the schedule there.
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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.
All Europa League (and Champions League) games are on CBS’s streaming service, All Access.
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.
Europa League Group Stage Schedule
These are all Thursdays, with teams alternating home and away each week. All the actual fixtures are at UEFA.com.
Round of 32
The draw will be held on December 14, and teams will play home-and-away to advance.
Round of 16
The draw will be held on February 26, and teams will play home-and-away to advance.
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.
2020-21 Europa League Final
May 26, 2021 in Gdańsk, Poland