The Europa League final is here, at long last.  

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and resultant suspension of European football, the competition has taken more than 13 months to complete. 

At the time, some last-16 first-leg ties had already been played. While these were allowed to finish at the home team's stadium, the remainder of the competition has been taking place at neutral venues in Germany.

The usual home and away legs were also replaced with one-off ties, in order for the competition to be completed more quickly.

In the final, 3-time champions Inter Milan will take on recent Europa League specialists Sevilla. The winners will also be automatically in the group stage for next season, although that's only an incentive for Sevilla.  

How to watch the Europa League final in the UK

BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Europa League in the UK, although that's not the only place you can watch the final. 

As has been the case for the last five seasons, the final will be streamed live to the BT Sport YouTube channel.

The match kicks off at 8pm UK time on 21 August, with coverage starting at 7pm.

One point to be aware of is that the stream will be limited to 720p resolution, so for higher quality you'll need to subscribe. 

Check out all the deals on BT Sport on TV, including if you just want access via the app. If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card.

BT Sport is also now offering a Monthly Pass, which gives you unlimited access to all the channels for £25 a month. This is contract-free, so you can dip in and out at any time. 

Virgin Media customers will also be able to watch the match completely free of charge by navigating to Channel 100. If you have a V6 Box, go to Channel 481 to watch the match in 4k UHD on BT Sport Ultimate. 

How to watch the Europa League final abroad

If you happen to be abroad at the moment, don't worry. Unlike most of BT Sport's content on its social platforms, the final will be free for YouTube users around the world. 

However, if you are a paying BT Sport or Virgin Media subscriber, you'll need to use a VPN. This will allow you to still appear as if you're in the UK and retain access to channels that may otherwise be location-restricted. 

Nord VPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad.