The Europa League has returned. The second-tier European competition is back for its 11th season since rebranding, with 48 teams vying for the trophy.
English teams Manchester United, Arsenal and Wolves are all in the group stages this year, alongside Celtic and Rangers and seasoned European sides such as Sevilla and Roma.
Chelsea, the holders, are competing in the Champions League in 2019/20.
Where can you watch the games in the UK?
BT Sport has the exclusive rights to all 207 Europa League matches, so it’s the only place to watch the competition.
You can gain access to BT Sport whether you’re planning on getting broadband too or not.
The cheapest combined package is currently £39.99 a month for 24 months, increasing to £47.99 thereafter.
This includes line rental and access to all four BT Sport channels on BT TV, as well as a year’s free Amazon Prime subscription. Do note that this includes a one-off setup fee of £69.99.
If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card.
Europa League fixture list
There's still plenty on the line as we head into Matchday 6. Here's all the key info you need.
- Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar - KO 20.00 - United are already through to the last 32, and a draw against fellow qualifiers AZ Alkmaar will be enough to secure top spot.
- Standard Liege vs Arsenal - KO 17.55 - The Gunners have assured qualification for the knockout rounds, and will top the group if they match Eintracht Frankfurt's result against Vitória Guimarães (also KO 17.55).
- Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Besiktas - KO 20.00 - Wolves have comfortably qualified for the next round, but must better Braga's result at Slovan Bratislava (also KO 20.00) with a 2-goal swing to win the group.
- CFR Cluj vs Celtic - KO 17.55 - A strong campaign means Celtic are already confirmed as group winners, but will want to finish the group stage strongly against their next closest challengers.
- Rangers vs Young Boys - KO 20.00 - Rangers sit top of Group G, but are a single point ahead of tonight's opponents in third place. That means a point will be enough to qualify, while they must match Porto's result against Feyenoord (also KO 20.00) to stay top.
How to watch the Europa League abroad
If you’re a British viewer going abroad and want to watch using your existing package, you can use a VPN. This will mean you can still appear as if you're in the UK and retain access to all the location-restricted content.
What about if I don’t want to pay?
Unfortunately, there are not many options available if you want to watch the Champions League for free.
There is no alternative if you'd like to watch on a pay-as-you-go basis, as Sky Sports offers with Now TV. Also, since ITV lost the rights to their highlights package in 2017 there is no coverage on free-to-air television.
However, BT has reiterated its commitment to make as much of its coverage available to as many people as possible. Clips are regularly shared across the BT Sport social media accounts, with highlights available on YouTube minutes after the final whistle.
The final will also be live streamed to the same channel.