UEFA Europa League is ready to resume the game, after the forced interruption due to the global pandemic, which stopped the matches in the round of 16. The second most important competition in Europe, after the UEFA Champions League, features some of the most famous clubs in Europe, such as Manchester Uniter, FC Internazionale Milano, Sevilla FC and Roma AS.
As already decided for the Champions League, UEFA Europa League will also be played in the summer, after the end of the National Leagues, to allow players to concentrate on one tournament at a time. The weather conditions, in August, will have a strong impact on the clubs: the winner could be the team with the best athletic strength.
The Final Eights, which will be played for the first time in the history of the European competition, will take place in Germany. The cities involved should be Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen. The final will be played on August 21 in Cologne.
The situation of the UEFA Europa League
The functioning of the UEFA Europa League. It starts between July and August with the qualifying stages. Round robins begin in September, with four clubs per group, for a total of 12 groups.
The first two teams from each group qualify for the round of 32, plus the third of the UEFA Champions League round robins, relegated to the Europa League. There will therefore be the round of 32, the round of 16, the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the final.
From the round of 32 to the semifinals two matches are played, one in each stadium of the two teams that face each other. This years from the quarterfinals they will play the Final Eight in Germany. Before the global pandemic, the competition went to the round of 16, where 12 teams managed to play the first matches.
Here are the results: İstanbul Başakşehir-FC Copenhagen 1-0, Olympiakos-Wolverhampton 1-1, Rangers Glasgow-Bayer Leverkusen 1-3, Wolfsburg-Šachtar 1-2, Eintracht Frankfurt-Basel 0-3, LASK-Manchester United 0- 5.
FC Internazionale Milano-Getafe and AS Roma-Sevilla have yet to play thir forst challenge. Manchester United and Sevilla are the clubs with the most chances to win the competition, but playing in August will have many unknowns and there may be many surprises.
FC Internazionale Milano, AS Roma and Bayer Leverkusen could be the surprises of the competition, but much will depend on how much energy the teams will use to be able to complete their National Leagues in the best way.